Sam Palmer

Sam is a Partner and Head of Professional and Financial Risks.

Sam has over 20 years' experience in private practice focusing on professional and financial risks. In addition, Sam was Head of Regulatory Management at the Solicitors Regulation Authority for 3 years. She led the SRA's Financial Stability Programme and the Intensive Supervision of the largest law firms facing financial challenge, including many significant law firms not in the public arena.

Sam led the regulatory supervision of the largest law firms facing financial pressures, including a significant number that recovered financially, as well as all of the high profile collapses, including:

  • Cobbetts
  • Dewey le Beouf
  • Challinors
  • Manches
  • Davenport Lyons

Sam joined Ashfords in June 2015 and continues to provide law firms with regulatory guidance and support including business structure planning. 

She also advises law firms on their regulatory responsibilities when considering practice restructure or a formal insolvency process. Specialising in law firm restructuring, Sam also provides regulatory guidance to IPs taking legal sector appointments. Where a process is required, Sam takes formal Solicitor Manager appointments so as to provide regulatory reassurance. Recent appointments include:

  • Jeffrey Green Russell
  • GT Law
  • Challinors
  • Maitland Hudson
  • Linder Myers
  • Isaac Abraham
  • Prolegal
Sam Palmer

Sam Palmer


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