Sam is a Leading Expert in the independent directory Chambers and Partners, describing him as “brilliant and really well respected”. Legal 500 has described him as “first rate” and “…An excellent strategist and is hard to beat; a top-rate lawyer who also has unrivalled experience in matrimonial litigation at the highest level”.
He has also been singled out by the Spears’ directory as being in the top 10 family lawyers and more recently in CityWealth’s top 20 family lawyers. On both occasions he was the only solicitor outside London ranked.
He specialises in every aspect of family law, with particular focus on financial settlements and future arrangements for children including experience in applications by parents to relocate with their children outside the UK.
He has significant expertise in cases involving professional footballers and other sportspeople or their ex-partners/spouses. Although the majority of his cases remain highly confidential he regularly represents Premier League players and managers.
Sam trained at the leading family law firm in Leeds before joining one of the best family law teams in Manchester and subsequently became a partner in 2012. Together with James Brown, Sam founded Hall Brown Family Law in April 2016. The firm is now ranked in Tier 1 of Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and independently verified as one of the country’s Best Law Firms by The Times newspaper for the last three years.
Professionalism and sensitivity are the two things that Sam never loses sight of and he always acts with his clients’ best interests in mind. He firmly believes that, if at all possible, the solution to a dispute should avoid the financial and emotional stress of a court room, an approach reflected by the fact he is a fully trained collaborative lawyer.
He has been published in various legal and non-legal publications including Family Law Journal, Daily Telegraph, Times, Daily Mail and Independent. He is a regular commentator in the media on family law issues and cases. He has acted in cases with assets ranging from £100,000 to £300 million.
Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, SRA No: 627248. Hall Brown Family Law is the trading name of Hall Brown Limited which is a limited company registered at Ship Canal House, 98 King Street, Manchester, M2 4WU. Company number 09935721. James Brown and Sam Hall are the sole directors. We use the word "partner" to refer to a shareholder or director of the company, or an employee or consultant who is a lawyer with equivalent standing and qualifications.