Sam Willis joined Chambers in October 2017 as a first six pupil. During his first month of pupillage, he received a prize from the Kalisher Trust for his essay on criminal law and procedure.
During his undergraduate degree at the University of East Anglia, Sam worked for a large legal charity as an advocate and immigration advisor, regularly representing clients in tribunal hearings. He was instructed in many cases involving complex benefit fraud.
Sam completed the BPTC at BPP in London, acheiving an Outstanding. He was awarded the Lord Denning Scholarship, the Hardwicke Scholarship, the Levitt Scholarship and the Buchanan Prize by Lincoln's Inn. Sam also won the Sir Louis Gluckstein Prize, awarded to the Inn's best student advocate. In 2017, Sam completed an MPhil in Criminology at the University of Cambridge.