Prior to being called to the Bar, Samuel was Associate to the Hon Chief Justice Allsop AC of the Federal Court of Australia and to the Hon Justice Philippides of the Queensland Court of Appeal. He also worked as a Legal Officer at the Australian Law Reform Commission in the areas of Corporate Crime and Financial Services Regulation.
Samuel holds Bachelors of Arts and Laws (First Class Honours) degrees from the University of Queensland, from which he graduated as Law Valedictorian and with the University Medal in Law. He subsequently read for the Bachelor of Civil Law at Wadham College, Oxford as an Oxford-Hackney Scholar, graduating with Distinction.
Samuel is an Adjunct Fellow at the University of Queensland, where he lectures in the postgraduate Commercial Equity course. His publications have appeared in a number of domestic and international journals, including the Law Quarterly Review, Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, Australian Journal of Corporate Law, Australian Journal of Administrative Law and Trusts & Trustees.
Samuel is also the co-editor of The Law of Civil Penalties (Federation Press, 2023).