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Sam Pentony

Year of Call: 2019
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Telephone: 0121 289 4333

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Sam Pentony takes instructions for court representation, advocacy and advisory work - in 3PB’s 70-strong team of family law barristers.

Sam joined 3PB in October 2020, having completed his first six pupillage at a specialist family set in the Midlands and became a tenant at 3PB in April 2021. He accepts instructions across the full range of family matters including private and public law children proceedings and domestic abuse injunctions. Sam is developing his practice in financial remedies and is interested in matters relating to property including co-ownership and cohabitation of the family home.

Prior to joining the bar, Sam held specialist policy roles for trade bodies in the manufacturing and resources sectors. His work focused on environmental regulation, including the development of the Environment Bill, chemicals regulation (REACH) and environmental permitting and licensing. Sam has led on discussions with the UK Government relating to the chemical supply chain after Brexit. He also spent time in Brussels working alongside European trade associations in the development of technical and regulatory recommendations to the EU.

Having worked with individuals and UK businesses across a variety of sectors, Sam is well known for his approachable manner and commercial outlook.

Sam also previously worked as a paralegal in the family team of a Cambridgeshire law firm and so understands some of the unique pressures faced by solicitors and lay clients in the field of family law.

When not working, Sam is passionate about blues music and plays the guitar when time allows. He recently took up running and when possible takes part in his local Parkrun.


Academic qualifications

  • LLM in Legal Practice, BPP Law School (Distinction)
  • LLB Law, Birkbeck University of London (First-Class)
  • BA Sociology and Philosophical Studies, UWE


  • Leonard Woodley Scholar, Inner Temple