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Sam Flew

healthcare regulation advice
Partner, Head of Healthcare - Professionals

7th Floor, 85 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AE

Tel: 020 7227 6712

Sam is a Partner in the Healthcare team, advising clients in relation to regulatory, disciplinary and criminal investigations and prosecutions in the healthcare sector.

Sam is ranked in Band 1 in the Chambers and Partners 2018 legal directory. He is one of the many partners in the department ranked by the legal directories for professional disciplinary and regulatory matters.

“He’s a fabulous lawyer who is brilliantly client-focused, incredibly calm, strategic and thoughtful.” Chambers and Partners UK 2022

‘An expert in regulatory and disciplinary matters, as well as criminal investigations in the healthcare sector.’ Legal 500 2022

“He is highly sought after by doctors and has a strong reputation in this field.” Chambers and Partners 2021

Market sources describe Sam Flew as a practitioner who is “very impressive on the defence side,” recognising his excellent experience representing professionals facing disciplinary proceedings and prosecution. His is particularly well versed in handling hearings before governing bodies in the healthcare sector, including the GMC and GDC. Chambers and Partners 2020

Sources observe: ‘He has a straightforwardly practical approach, which is often what you need in a short time limit,’ adding that ‘he’s on the ball, and knows how to practically manage a case.’ Chambers and Partners 2018

Clients regard him as ‘extremely thorough and very effective,’ with other commentators adding that ‘in terms of experience and gravitas, he is excellent.’ Chambers and Partners 2017

Sam Flew combines ‘good intuition and a good feel for cases’ with ‘a great sense of humour, great work ethic’ and ‘brilliant’ client service, according to market commentators. He specialises in defending medical practitioners. Chambers and Partners 2016

RadcliffesLeBrasseur is a ‘market leader in the field’ and ‘awash with talented solicitors’, assisting clients from the legal and healthcare professions… [Sam Flew is] a ‘good tactician’. Legal 500 2015

Areas of Expertise

Sam is a skilled advocate and frequently advises and represents his clients before statutory regulators, disciplinary panels and coroners.

He has had conduct of many complex matters before the General Medical Council (GMC), General Dental Council (GDC), High Court and Crown Court on behalf of doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals.

Sam also undertakes judicial review applications.


Sam draws on his expertise as a criminal solicitor and over 15 years’ experience in the firm dealing with complex and high profile hearings and appeals for healthcare clients.

Client Sectors

Medical defence organisations (MDOs)