I have over 10 years of experience specialising in a wide range of family law issues including:
- Resolution of financial matters following the breakdown of a relationship
- Cohabitation disputes and separation agreements
- Child arrangements following the breakdown of a relationship
- Wealth protection including pre nuptial and post nuptial agreements.
I have considerable experience in dealing with high net worth cases and representing individuals from various business sectors nationally. I regularly advise on cases with business assets, inherited assets, overseas assets and trusts. I have been complimented on my determination to achieve the best results for my clients whilst also taking a sensitive approach to the emotional aspects of the case.
What inspired you to get into law?
My father is a lawyer so from a very young age it appeared I was destined to follow in his footsteps. I was drawn to the analytical nature of the law. As I grew older it was apparent that Family Law was the perfect practice area for me; you have the chance every day to make a real difference to people’s lives.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Family Law allows you to meet people from all walks of life and really get to know them. You learn something new every day and develop not only as a lawyer but also as a person. I find it particularly rewarding when clients keep in touch even after their case has finished; it shows that you have done a good job.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell is a very inclusive firm and from the first day everyone is so welcoming. Personal and professional development is promoted. The firm really cares about their staff and clients as individuals.
What do you do away from the office?
I have two young children who keep me very busy. I enjoy days out with my family and spending time with friends. I also enjoy watching football and have a season ticket at Old Trafford.
"Sam at Irwin Mitchell has been quite simply fabulous! Getting divorced is a very stressful thing to go through and Sam really helped me through the whole process, guided me at every step and made sure that I got a good outcome. I would highly recommend. - 5* Trustpilot review
My case has been dealt by Samantha Clifford. I find Samantha very very thorough in her advice, extremely knowledgeable, empathetic, caring and passionate. Every step of my divorce proceedings, I was given the most suitable advice as my case was very complex. I find Samantha efficient, reliable and approachable. I never felt that my case was unnecessarily dragged, I felt every penny I spent was well worth it. Samantha’s accurate and prompt responses reassured me that I am with the right person. I would 100 percent recommend Samantha Clifford." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Samantha Clifford is a world class lawyer with outstanding technical and client service skills. I am hugely grateful for her advice and support during a highly contentious and difficult time. I cannot recommend her enough!" - 5* Trustpilot review
"We are currently using the services of Samantha Clifford for a very messy divorce. Sam has always taken the no nonsense approach when dealing with often less than professional colleagues within other practices. She has always taken the time to listen and fully understand very complex situations and help me think rationally when emotions can take over. The overall experience of dealing with Sam and Irwin Mitchell has given me confidence that I am in safe hands." - 5* Trustpilot Review
"Irwin Mitchell provided me with excellent service. In what was (for me) a protracted case, I always felt fully supported by my solicitor, Samantha Clifford.
At each point in the process, Samantha communicated well and let me know exactly what was going on. She also took the time to understand my position and conveyed this very well in any outward communication.
"I felt assured that my case was being taken care of with the utmost professionalism. Overall, I am very happy with the service provided and would highly recommend Irwin Mitchell, and, more especially, Samantha Clifford." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Cannot recommend Irwin Mitchell highly enough, in particular Samantha Clifford who is dealing with my on going case. Samantha is extremely reliable and always quick to respond, she maintains regular communication so I am always up to date, and takes a firm direct approach when dealing with all matters. I am confident I am in safe hands as my situation progresses." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I have been working with one of the Senior Associate from Irwin Mitchell (Manchester office). She is responsive and provides timely legal advice (family law) as and when your circumstances progresses. I had sought advice from previous family law solicitors who were very transactional and lacking in empathy in there delivery of family law. Samantha has a unique combination of legal/technical knowledge combined with great interpersonal skills and empathy. She is also responsive in providing legal advice when unforeseen circumstances arise, and will ensure that you do not miss a deadline set by court." - Client
"Received a good service from Irwin Mitchell kept up to date with everything and correspondence answered quickly. - 5* Trustpilot review
"I was seeking legal advice in regards to family law matters for a better understanding of the legal rights here in the UK as a non-citizen married to a British citizen. Ms Samantha Clifford was very attentive to the details I had provided and gave clear yet practical legal advice in relation to my situation, at the same time giving it a genuinely felt human touch with how sympathetic and kind she was throughout our consult. Credit to her knowledge and experience, she also brought to attention other details that had not crossed my mind for which I’m grateful for... Overall, Ms Clifford has given me so much clarity as to how to proceed forward with my situation." - 5* Trustpilot review
“Highly recommended professional and supportive.” - Neil, client (5* Trust pilot review)
“Thank you for your help and support throughout this stressful time, you have made me feel reassured throughout.” - Mr E, client
“Thank you for all the work you have done on my case. You have been so kind, calm and reassuring to me during a very stressful period when you took over my case, and your patience and advice have been spot on.” - Mrs M, client