Samuel Murray

Date of admission to the Bar

Areas of practice

Samuel has a broad commercial and public law practice, including the following areas:

  • Administrative & public law
  • Appellate practice
  • Commercial law
  • Constitutional law
  • Conflicts of laws
  • Corporate & securities law
  • Equity
  • Human rights law
  • Insolvency & bankruptcy
  • Media & defamation law
  • Public & private international law
  • Trade practices & competition law

He is regularly briefed as sole counsel in final and interlocutory matters, and led in larger and appellate matters. He has appeared in courts and tribunals throughout Australia in a diverse range of matters including large commercial litigation, complex procedural disputes, private arbitrations, and appeals from merits review proceedings.


Before coming to the Bar, Samuel was a Senior Associate in the Commercial Litigation practice group of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, where he acted for and advised public and private companies (domestic and international), government agencies, retail banks, investment management firms, liquidators, and trustees.

Samuel holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction) from the University of Oxford where he studied on several scholarships and, among other academic honours, came first in both the ‘Commercial Remedies’ and the ‘Principles of Civil Procedure’ courses. He had previously graduated from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours in Law, where he came first in his final year of study.

Samuel’s writing on constitutional law has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. He has both authored a chapter in Zuckerman on Civil Procedure: Principles of Practice (Thompson Reuters, 2021) and written a research paper for the Disability Royal Commission.

Samuel previously worked as a tipstaff to the Hon. Acting Justice Sackville AO and the Hon. Acting Justice Emmett AO of the NSW Court of Appeal.