Sam commenced his career as a clerk in 2013 at Devereux Chambers, moving to 39 Essex Chambers in 2016, before joining Twenty Essex in 2018.
After gaining valuable experience at other sets, Sam joined Quadrant Chambers in October 2023 as Practice Manager.
Sam’s role encompasses all aspects of the development and management of Members of Chambers’ practices, including work allocation, fee negotiation, diary management, and managing client relationships domestically and internationally.
“... extremely efficient, understand the client's needs, helpful and flexible." (Chambers UK, 2024)
“... very reliable, flexible and willing to suggest commercial solutions to significant projects” (Chambers UK, 2024)
"... particularly helpful and always on hand to help with any queries." (Legal 500 UK, 2024)
‘Sam McDowall is highly professional and demonstrates impressive efficiency. His ability to address any administrative matters swiftly and provide timely assistance is commendable.’ (Legal 500 2023)
"a real asset. He is extremely on the ball, always available, follows through on every task" (Legal 500 UK, 2022)
"very responsive and helpful" (Legal 500 UK, 2022)
"He is a complete lifesaver and has been able to coordinate a huge amount of cases" (Chambers UK)