Tim Samuel (2005)


Tim often advises pro bono on right to reside and other social security matters and is prepared to take on meritorious cases before the Upper Tribunal and other Tribunals.

Tim Samuel (2005)

Practice Areas

Public & Administrative Law, Housing & Property, Immigration, General Civil.

Public & Administrative Law

Tim’s practice covers all areas of social security law, but he has a particular specialism in “right to reside” cases.

Notable cases include:

  • AL v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2013] UKUT 476
  • Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v JL [2012] AACR 14, CDLA/1340/2009 (T)
  • Miskovic v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2011] EWCA Civ 16, [2011] 2 CMLR 20
  • RM v London Borough of Ealing (HB) [2010] UKUT 310 (AAC), CH/334/2009
  • CIS/612/2008

Housing & Property

Tim specialises in landlord and tenant, homelessness and real property disputes.

Notable cases include:

  • Lekpo-Bozua v Hackney L.B.C. [2010] EWCA Civ 909, [2010] HLR 46


Tim has a niche practice in European Union law and freedom of movement cases.

Notable cases include:

  • Oczelik v Secretary of State for Home Department [2009] EWCA Civ 260, [2009] Imm A.R. 554

General Civil

Tim can be instructed in respect of general civil matters including employment and discrimination disputes.

Notable cases include:

  • Locke v Tabfine Ltd T/A Hands Music Centre UKEAT/0517/10 (29 November 2010)


Prior to joining the Bar, Tim spent many years working as a welfare rights worker with various Citizens Advice Bureaux, NACAB, Tower Hamlets Law Centre and Hertfordshire County Council as well as freelance training for LASA and other organisations.

He frequently represented clients at Tribunal and also before the erstwhile Social Security Commissioners, e.g. CP/518/2003 & CIS/3182/2005; [2007] 2 CMLR 9.

Qualifications & Awards

  • BA (Hons)
  • MA in Social Welfare Law
  • Public Access

Professional Memberships

  • Middle Temple
  • Social Security Law Practitioners Association