We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sam Butler, a solicitor specialising in employment law, as a partner in the firm. Sam’s appointment comes at a time of growing recognition for the outstanding quality of Counterculture’s legal services across the cultural, charity and education sectors.
Counterculture begins 2022 having been ranked by Chambers and Partners in their prestigious UK guide as one of the top twenty firms in the whole country for delivering charity services. Chambers and Partners has long been considered the absolute ‘gold-standard’ for legal market intelligence in the UK.
As one of only a handful of fully-regulated law firms who also provide other client services, Counterculture is uniquely placed to help cultural, educational and creative organisations to plan, manage and thrive.
Joining the expanding legal team Sam brings a wealth of experience, having worked with a full range of clients from international companies to SMEs, charities and government bodies. He has also worked in-house for one of the UK’s leading universities and has experience of both litigation and employment policy work.
Welcoming Sam to Counterculture, Keith Arrowsmith, Senior Partner (Legal) comments:
“I am delighted to welcome Sam as a Partner in our growing legal team. His employment law expertise will expand the legal services we offer our clients, and his notable experience in the education sector will be a real asset.”
As a partner Sam will be providing a full employment service, advising on all of aspects of the employment relationship, including contract and policy review, litigation, corporate and HR support and ad-hoc queries.
“I am thrilled to be joining the legal team at Counterculture at such an exciting time for the team and firm. Ranked by Chambers for the first time last year, and as a top 20 UK firm for charity law, I am looking forward to developing the employment law offer for our clients as they navigate through the challenges ahead.”
Sam has served on various boards and in advisory positions including for University of Liverpool, University of Law, NUS Services Limited, and Salford City College Group and is able to bring his legal knowledge to a variety of governance and commercial environments.
Outside law, Sam serves as a Councillor, elected to represent his local area. Alongside an opportunity to serve his community, the role provides him with a valuable insight into local and national government policy and practice.