After completing her training at Trade Union law firm O.H. Parsons, and thereafter largely practising in the area of employment law at the London branch of regional law firm Lyons Davidson Solicitors, Samantha joined ISOLAS in 2003.
At ISOLAS Samantha continues to work extensively in the area of employment law undertaking both contentious and non-contentious work mainly acting for employer clients ranging from small local companies to large private banks including advising on employment issues arising out of the merger of two international banks.
A thriving and expanding landlord and tenant practice has been developed by Samantha who advises local property management companies in relation to both residential and commercial units in some of the largest developments in Gibraltar.
In addition, Samantha also handles probate matters at ISOLAS which work largely involves foreign nationals holding assets in Gibraltar, the UK and elsewhere. Further, she has developed a busy Intellectual Property department, the clients of which are located worldwide, and as part of this practice attends to the general upkeep of Gibraltar trademarks and patents but also regularly liaises with the UK Patent Office.
Samantha also assists Albert Isola with various aspects of his commercial, property, and private client work.
2010 was a particularly busy year for Samantha as she was heavily involved in assisting the Authorised Administrator in the administration of a local law firm in liquidation. Samantha has also been a key member of the team advising a local public authority on contractual and tender documentation in connection with the new Gibraltar International Airport.
“Samantha played an important role in helping us reach a very satisfactory settlement with the contractors on one of our most important development projects in Gibraltar named “Atlantic Suites.”
Lawrence Isola, Project Director, Atlantic Suites, Gibraltar
“Samantha was a key member of my team during the Administration of the Marrache & Co law firm. Her expertise, attention to detail and commitment to follow matters through to a conclusion were invaluable to me and my other team members. She clearly demonstrated her ability to work successfully under trying conditions.”
Managing Director Grant Thornton (Gibraltar) Ltd
“Spends much of her free time with her horse, being a keen horse rider”
2002 Admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of England and Wales
2003 Associate, Isola & Isola
2003 Called to the Gibraltar Bar