Samuel Walpole is a barrister practising in commercial, regulatory and public law. He has particular expertise in equity and trusts, insurance, general commercial law, corporate regulation and white collar crime, insolvency, financial services, civil regulation, trade practices, judicial review, arbitration and Admiralty and maritime law.

Samuel was previously an Associate to the Hon Chief Justice Allsop AO of the Federal Court of Australia and to the Hon Justice Philippides of the Queensland Court of Appeal. He also worked as a Legal Officer at the Australian Law Reform Commission in the areas of Corporate Crime and Financial Services Regulation. Samuel is a consultant to the ALRC in relation to Financial Services Regulation.

Samuel holds Bachelors of Arts and Laws (First Class Honours) degrees from the University of Queensland, from which he graduated as Law Valedictorian and with the University Medal in Law. He subsequently read for the Bachelor of Civil Law at Wadham College, Oxford as an Oxford-Hackney Scholar, graduating with Distinction.

Samuel is an Adjunct Fellow at the University of Queensland, where he lectures in the postgraduate Commercial Equity Course. He has published in a number of domestic and international journals, including the Law Quarterly ReviewLloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law QuarterlyAustralian Journal of Corporate LawAustralian Journal of Administrative Law and Trusts & Trustees. He is also a Director of the UQ Law Alumni Association.