Samuel Blackman

Samuel Blackman

Areas of practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Building and Construction
  • Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Equity
  • Insurance
  • Mediation (NMAS accredited mediator)
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence


  • Solicitor - 2012
  • Barrister - 2018


  • Bachelor of Laws (2nd Class, Div. A Honours) - University of Adelaide

    Master of Laws - University of Melbourne

    Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice - Australian National University

    Bachelor of International Studies - University of Adelaide

    Bachelor of Arts (French) - University of Adelaide


Since being called to the bar in 2018, Sam has appeared in State and Commonwealth courts and tribunals in a variety of practice areas.

Sam started his legal career in 2012 practicing as a solicitor primarily representing defendants in public liability claims, but also had experience in other areas such as insurance law and home warranty insurance claims. During his time as a solicitor, he completed a Masters of Laws from the University of Melbourne, and would often present at internal CPD sessions.

Sam primarily practices in building and construction disputes (particularly Home Building Act 1989), personal injury claims, negligence claims and insurance law. Sam is also pleased to accept briefs in general commercial litigation, equity and other areas.

Sam has prior experience with home warranty insurance claims, consumer law, workers compensation (Comcare), motor vehicle accidents (injury and property damage), professional indemnity and general litigation.

Sam is an interstate member of the South Australian Bar Association and accepts briefs to appear in South Australia. He is also a casual academic at Flinders University teaching civil litigation.

Sam is an accredited mediator according to the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) and a professional member of the Resolution Institute.


Notable Cases

Farriss v Axford (No.3) [2022] NSWSC 20

Argo Managing Agency Ltd v Al Kammessy [2018] NSWCA 176

QBE v Allianz [2020] FCA 589

Epsilon Insurance Broking Services Pty Ltd v Liberty Managing Agency Limited (No 2) [2020] FCA 20

Andrix Homes & Constructions Pty Ltd v Mac & Anor [2021] NSWDC 53

Singh v Roselands Services Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCATCD 19

Owners SP No 30791 v Southern Cross Constructions [2021] NSWCA 35

Owners SP No 30791 v Southern Cross Constructions [2019] NSWSC 440

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