Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2003

KC: 2020

Main Areas of Practice

Coroners or Inquests
Criminal Law
Personal Injury


Ranked in Chambers and Partners as a leader in his field, Sam Magee is a criminal law and regulatory litigation specialist.

An experienced criminal barrister, Sam is instructed to prosecute & defend in serious, high profile matters. With specific expertise in ‘heavyweight’ crime he has conduct of cases of murder, terrorist cases, drug importation, serious and complex fraud & sexual offences. Sam has experience of Health & Safety prosecutions ranging from corporate manslaughter to ‘car clocking’ & product safety.

In terms of white collar fraud, Sam has dealt with complex Tax and VAT Fraud, Missing Trader Fraud (MTIC), Boiler Room Fraud, Construction Industry Scheme Fraud (CIS), Insider Dealing & Secondary Ticket Market Fraud.

Sam has experience in regulatory law with conduct of cases involving healthcare professionals (GMC, NMC, GDC), the financial sector (ACCA, Tax Practitioners) & Sports Law (RFU, BBBC). He has experience of Public Inquiries & Coroner‘s Inquests.


2002; LL.B.(Hons) University of Dundee

2002; Pegasus Scholar, Inner Temple, London

2003; Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, London

2003; Called to the Bar of England and Wales

2003; Chambers of Andrew Trollope QC, 187 Fleet Street, London

2006; Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland

2008; Chambers of William Clegg QC, 2 Bedford Row, London

2011; Appointed advocacy trainer, Inner Temple, London

2012; Ranked as leading criminal barrister, Chambers & Partners

2012; Appointed advocacy assessor to the Crown Prosecution Service

2013; Ranked as leading criminal barrister, Chambers & Partners


The following are a list of Appeal Cases in which Sam Magee has been instructed as counsel:

R v Miah [2011] EWCA Crim 1850 - Acted for Appellant in appeal against sentence in respect of activation of a suspended sentence order.

R v H [2009] EWCA Crim 126 - Acted for Appellant in appeal against sentence following the landmark decision or R v Saw in respect of sentences in cases of domestic burglary.

R v Belezica [2008] EWCA Crim - Acted for Appellant in appeal against Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Confiscation Order.

R v K & K [2007] EWCA Crim 54 - Acted for the Respondent in prosecutor’s appeal against a terminatory ruling in a case of Halwala Banking fraud.

R v Stephen Idoko [2006] EWCA Crim 1174 - Acted for Appellant in appeal against sentence in respect of robbery.