Samuel Marks

PupilCall 2021

Samuel commenced pupillage at Chambers in January 2021.

Samuel graduated from Oxford with a BA in Classics, where he was also JCR President of his college, before going on to study for a MA in History of War at King’s College London. Converting to the law, he took the GDL at the University of Law and the BPTC at BPP. In the latter, he received the highest mark in the Family Law module in his cohort.

Prior to pupillage, Samuel worked at several pro bono organisations and charities, including Advocate, assisting applicants seeking representation in family law matters; the City of London Appeals clinic, advising on a route of appeal for a conviction of murder to the Criminal Cases Review Commission; and IPSEA, appearing on behalf of parents, families, and young people before the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability).

Samuel was awarded the prize of best individual mooter in the final of the University of Law annual mooting competition, held in the Royal Courts of Justice.

Samuel finds inspiration in buying cookbooks, enjoying the Essex countryside, and reading history, particularly military history, as a result of which he was invited to deliver a paper to the Society of Ancients. During lockdown, he experimented by creating what could respectably pass for sourdough, at least from a distance, and in a certain light.

Inner Temple


Young Legal Aid Lawyers


Inner Temple Exhibition Award

BPTC Advocacy Scholarship

Classics BA, University of Oxford

History of War MA, King’s College London

Graduate Diploma in Law, The University of Law, London

Bar Professional Training Course, BPP, London