Samantha joined the Isolas partnership in March 2014. She continues to work extensively in the area of employment law, advising largely employing companies from private banks, to international gaming companies to insurance companies to new start-ups, on a wide range of employment law issues from advising on disciplinary matters or employee relations issues, defending Employment Tribunal claims, drafting or reviewing contracts and policies, providing in-house training and assisting with collective redundancy situations etc. Samantha combines advising her clients on the law with giving an insight into the commercial aspects and considerations. Hand in hand with this work Samantha also advises on immigration matters covering permits to work and visa requirements.

Samantha also acts for the landlords of some of Gibraltar’s largest commercial developments assisting them with all aspects of their commercial property including drafting and negotiating commercial leases and licenses, advising on business tenancy terminations, assisting with other landlord/tenant disputes such as non-payment of rent and services charges etc. This commercial property work sits alongside Samantha’s construction and financing project work acting for largely developer clients. In the last year Samantha has formed part of the construction and financial team working on a hotel development, a large high-end residential development in its second phase, and an extension to an existing large commercial property.

Samantha has been appointed to Gibraltar's Development Appeal Tribunal (DAT) panel. Samantha's appointmnet, that came into force on the 22 August,will see her sit on the DAT for a year alongside fellow panel members.

In addition Samantha has a busy probate caseload in connection with foreign nationals holding assets in Gibraltar and involving cross-border succession issues. Her practice also extends to litigious probate matters. 


What they say about Samantha

  • 'We like to work almost exclusively with Samantha Grimes. She understands the way we work and is instrumental in the smooth running of all our operations. Totally reliable and efficient, she has never once let us down. All our matters are dealt with quickly and anything placed in Sam´s capable hands you can rest assured will be taken good care of. We have nothing but the utmost respect for her ability and professional integrity' RoseAnne Garcia – director Fiduciary Property Services Limited
  • 'We engaged Samantha as our Employment lawyer over two years ago and we always find her to be extremely professional and competent, both in her approach and legal advice. Samantha’s advice has proved invaluable to us on a number of occasions' Simone Lynch- Group HR Manager, STM Group Plc

What they don't say about Samantha

'Spends all of her free time with her horses and dogs preferring to be outdoors after a week in the office.'


The Law Society of England and Wales

Gibraltar Bar Council

The International Bar Association


2014 Partner, ISOLAS

2007 Associate, ISOLAS

2003 Associate, Isola & Isola

2003 Called to the Gibraltar Bar

2002 Admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of England and Wales


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