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Sam Velody


Sam Velody is a solicitor in the employment department.

Sam is a solicitor in the employment and discrimination department.

Legal expertise

He has advised on a wide range of matters, including age, sex and race discrimination, disability discrimination, unfair dismissal and redundancy, and has particular experience dealing with large multi-party actions. He has worked on employment cases in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal, and has assisted on civil cases in the High Court.

Sam is currently representing over 230 judges in claims against the Ministry of Justice and Lord Chancellor for unlawful age, sex and race discrimination.

Sam joined Leigh Day as a paralegal in 2013, where he spent time in both the consumer law and product safety department, and the international department. He began his training contract in 2016, and qualified as a solicitor in the employment and discrimination team in 2018.

After obtaining a philosophy degree from the University of Manchester in 2011, Sam completed the Graduate Diploma in Law in 2012, and achieved a distinction on the Legal Practice Course in 2016.


Sam is a member of the Discrimination Law Association, Employment Lawyers Association and the Industrial Law Society.