Sam Healey

Senior Associate 

Business Crime, Corporate Regulation & Driving Offences

Spinningfields, Manchester

Tel: 0161 828 1884   


Sam is a specialist Solicitor who has substantial knowledge and experience in handling complex and serious cases.  His experience and expertise is vast, having particular emphasis in financial crime, trading standards, regulation and serious driving offences.

Sam is regularly instructed nationwide to represent companies, directors and other professionals including; bankers, solicitors, financial advisors and medical practitioners. 

He is someone clients always want by their side given his robust and pragmatic approach in defending their case, his ability to ‘identify immediately the salient issues in a case’ and his ‘meticulous eye for detail’.

To complement his expertise, he has also completed a Masters in Law where he considered the proposed changes to the regulatory framework of financial institutions, in particular, the banks.  This work was completed during the transition of regulation from the FSA to the FCA and PRA.   The focus of his work was to consider whether the new proposals to regulate banks would be sufficient to prevent a future financial crisis.

Sam also represents clients across the country in relation to the most serious of motoring offences, usually where death or serious injury is alleged.  He has experience in mounting technical defences for a whole array of criminal motoring allegations ensuring a client’s case is prepared robustly leaving no stone unturned.

Notable Cases:

R v SW – Trading Standards prosecution.  Allegation of conspiracy to defraud.  Eight defendants including a company.  Case on-going

R v BB – Conspiracy to defraud, finance fraud, ten defendants, conservative loss estimated at £250 million.  Case on-going

R v PH – BIS prosecution – Alleged offences under the Companies Act and Insolvency Act.  Acquitted of all offences but one (failure to deliver books).

R v DC – Conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.  Alleged large scale fraud and blackmail over a number of years.  Multiple companies and individuals falsely presenting themselves as debt collection agencies.  Case on-going.

R v AR – Conspiracy to produce cannabis at a garden centre and across sixteen properties, in addition to offences of money laundering.  Two separate indictments and trials.  Acquitted of conspiracy to produce and defence costs order granted.  Money laundering trial to be heard.

R v MM –  Allegation of VAT fraud and fraud by false representation following the purchase of a waste and recycling site. Case on-going

R v AR – Cash seizure, detention and forfeiture proceedings.  Seizure of cash exceeding  £80,000 from one of three business premises.  Case on-going.

R v SM – Council prosecution for trademark and money laundering offences.  Confiscation proceedings and subsequent application for an order confirming an inadequacy in the available amount.  Case on-going.

R v LL – Conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.  Ten alleged conspirators supplying drugs from the South to North of England.  Case on-going.

R v PP – Council prosecution – Criminal Justice Act confiscation order sought following a 17 year housing benefit fraud to pay for a property in London.  Case on-going

R v SM – Application for an order confirming an inadequacy in the available amount.  Multi-faceted confiscation issues relating to assets in three different jurisdictions and separate criminal proceedings in Spain.  Case on-going.

R v LW – Application for a certificate of inadequacy – Conviction for conspiracy to import Class A drugs – Confiscation order made in excess of 3 million.  Multi-jurisdictional enforcement in relation to assets in UK and Supreme Court in Jamaica.  Case on-going.

R v MR – Confiscation proceedings following conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.  Bank cheque fraud.  Case on-going

R v PJ – National Crime Agency prosecution.  High Court civil proceedings relating to £250,000 worth of assets.

R v GD – Certificate of inadequacy granted at the High Court resulting in the reduction of £10 million confiscation order

R v H – Council prosecution of a company managing properties without mandatory HMO licences contrary to the Housing Act 2006.

R v DB – Allegation of causing serious injury by dangerous driving – Acquitted.

R v GD – Allegation of drink driving – Acquitted and defence costs order granted.

R v HC – Allegation of driving without due care and attention, fail to stop and fail to report a road traffic collision.  CPS discontinued proceedings.  Wasted costs order granted. 

R v NW – Allegations of driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance and failure to provide driver details.  Prosecuted by two divisions of the CPS.  Acquitted of one offence and the CPS discontinued the proceedings of the other offences following legal argument.  Defence costs order granted.

R v DG – Allegation of driving whilst unfit due to drugs.  Complex issues relating to the presence of prescribed medication.  Following representations with the support of a forensic toxicologist, the CPS discontinued the proceedings.  Defence costs order granted.

What his clients say:

"Sam provided clear and objective advice from the outset on the options available and the subsequent strategy employed by Sam was expertly executed to produce a highly successful outcome. I would recommend Sam to anybody finding themselves in a similar situation"

Mr D, Solicitor, Manchester

“Sam is every inch the professional and showed tenacity, effort and attention to detail throughout my case. Words cannot express how relieved I felt at the conclusion of the matter, and the outcome was indeed as Sam had advised at the outset. Anyone who knows the pressure and nightmare of a criminal charge absolutely needs balance, balance of commitment, right choices, dedication to the cause and the client and the power and ability to stay the course. Sam never flinched from the objective of truth and fact, and without doubt his time and effort paid off. Sincerely I can only say thank you to Sam, and my recommendation would be given without reservation”.

Mr J, Yorkshire  

“The worst 20 months of my life has just come to an end with all credit due to my solicitor Sam Healy, who right from our very first meeting put me and my family at ease. He is an absolute professional and has kept me fully updated with all occurrences throughout my case. Sam’s advice and support have been invaluable throughout the process and the final result was more than I could have ever wished for!”  

Mr R, Sheffield

“I would just like to thank Sam Healey once again for his services. I really couldn't believe the outcome as I expected the worst. If it wasn't for his understanding and hard work it would have been a lot worse. I would recommend anyone to use Sam”. 

Mr H, Manchester   


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