Sam joined Streathers in 2006 and qualified as a solicitor in 2008.
In 2010 he co-founded the firm’s North London practice and is head of property services for North London. He is also managing partner of the Highgate office.
Sam is well regarded for his calm approach and readiness to offer solutions to issues arising.
Sam advises individuals and businesses on a range of residential and commercial property matters including:
- Sales and Purchases
- Buy-to-let transactions
- Bridging finance
- Auction sales and purchases
- Transfers of equity
- Licences for alterations
- Commercial Leases – including drafting and negotiating new leases and assignments of leases
- Commercial transactions – including purchases, sales, development and financing
“Mr Samuel Smith and Mrs Victoria Kernahan, from the property department of “Strethers Boustreds” law firm in the Highgate office – London, recently, finalised successfully the purchase of my new flat in London. Throughout this process, I have always been welcomed by Samuel and Victoria with kindness, accuracy in timing and with valuable advices. My sincere gratitude for both of them.”
“Excellent service from Victoria Kernahan, Sam Smith and Yasmin Benlafki. I would highly recommend. “
“Throughout the process of selling the house, I have been impressed with the sheer professionalism of Streathers. Never stuffy or boring, this Practice is also filled with people who are enjoyable to work with. Sam Smith was excellent at explaining – in plain English – the role of solicitors in the legal process and what exactly is required from sellers. And Victoria Kernahan, who dealt with the formalities, not only proved super-efficient at dealing with the legal stuff and excellent at chasing our buyer’s tardy solicitors, but also has a keen sense of humour. Which meant that having to phone (or email) our solicitor was never a chore – or a bore. Today, as I raise a glass to completion, I salute Streathers and thank Sam and Victoria for their hard work! “
“Victoria Kernahan and Sam Smith, and their colleagues, looked after me beautifully at a difficult time. Particularly Sam and Rachel’s patience, refusal to rush; and protecting me from both sellers and buyers. And even more Victoria’s calm, attention, care and steadiness, plus great sense of humour. I was very lucky to have been recommended them. Lovely people, great lawyers, strong ethos.”