Samuel Pedley


Sam Pedley is the Head of Litigation and a Partner in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department having joined the firm in September 2007 as a Trainee Solicitor.

Areas of expertise:

Sam is repeatedly instructed by medium to large corporate and commercial clients in variety of commercial litigation in a broad range of disciplines. Sam has expertise in dealing with medium to high value contract disputes, intellectual property and insolvency. These areas he continues to grow and impress in the market.

Sam has highly recognised experience in commercial dispute resolution, crisis and reputation management, intellectual property claims, claims amongst directors and shareholders, partnership disputes breach of contract, claims in the sale of goods and services, high value debt recovery and claims in negligence. He is also significantly involved in insolvency and bankruptcy work. 

Sam is also part of the Firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency Sector Team.

Sam is winner of the Worcestershire Law Society Solicitor of the Year Award 2018.

Membership of professional bodies and organisations:

The Legal 500 2022:

Next Generation Partner.

'Sam Pedley is a businessperson’s ideal lawyer – timely, clear and concise, quick to understand the brief and commercially very aware of all the circumstances that are presented, with only one explanation needed.’

‘Sam Pedley stands out as a “rising star” of the next generation. He is energetic and very hard working, no matter the time of day or the day of the week.’

Legal 500: 2021

Next Generation Parter.

"Sam Pedley is recommended for his diverse work in the field, which includes high-value debt recovery, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation."

Legal 500 2020:

Recognised as a “Next Generation Partner”.

Samuel Pedley - mfg Solicitors LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the West Midlands

"mfg Solicitors LLP's work within the disputes space covers litigation involving commercial contracts, shareholder agreements, civil fraud, construction and issues relating to financial services. Tom Esler, who leads the team, has a particular focus on litigation involving breach of director's duties and shareholder and partnership agreements. Another key figure is Samuel Pedley, who is an expert in contractual disputes, intellectual property and insolvency."

Chambers and Partners 2020:

Litigation Midlands: Ranked Lawyer – Up and Coming:

"Samuel Pedley regularly acts on matters regarding shareholder disputes, breaches of contract and allegations of fraud. An impressed client reports that he is "very understanding of our commercial position in the round, very determined and highly responsive to communications."

Legal 500 2019:

"Samuel Pedley, newly promoted to partner, ‘has that wonderful skill all good lawyers have where they can listen patiently to all the to and fro and white noise that surrounds the emotion of disputes, quickly getting to the point and presenting what is relevant’. He acted for The Thomas Blunt Partnership in a cross-border intellectual property dispute, and separately represented Butcher Woods as trustee in bankruptcy against a former director who attempted a transaction at under value to defraud creditors. Other clients include Midland Marketing, which Pedley represented in a contractual dispute against Colgate-Palmolive."

Chambers and Partners 2019 

Litigation Midlands: Ranked Lawyer – Up and Coming:

“Samuel Pedley 's practice areas include reputation management, shareholder disputes, breach of contract and negligence claims. He also regularly handles insolvency matters and applications for urgent injunctive relief. Sources appreciate how he "brings a huge degree of energy to the case," and underline his "very focused and commercial approach."


"We have had a number of business issues over the last few years and Sam Pedley is always our go to."

"Excellent service and I was kept up to date at every stage."