Sam Carman

Sam graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Communication in 2014 and a Bachelor of Laws/Diploma of Legal practice in 2016. In February 2017, he was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, and is also a Registered Practitioner of the Federal and High Courts.

He has gained experience in a variety of commercial settings including work for sole traders privatised corporations, multinationals and banks; practicing and consulting in commercial litigation, international arbitration, and insolvency. Sam now services a portfolio of nine clients, comprising of a mix of listed and unlisted corporations in the mining industry. His work spans several jurisdictions across Australia and reaching as far as Papua New Guinea and Zambia.

Sam’s commercial background drives him to find innovative ways of adding value to his client’s projects with a high level of efficiency and practicality.

  1. Skills
  2. Recognition
  3. Awards
  4. Experience
Legal Informatics
  • Nuix Discover
  • Nuix Workstation
  • Relativity
  • EDT
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Royal Commissions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Competition
  • Analytics
  • Processing
  • Systems engineering
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW, the Federal, and the High Courts of Australia
Certified Practising Project Practitioner
Responsible Service of Alcohol competent
Dante Level 2 proficient
Mensa member
Honorary membership to the University of Newcastle Law Students Association
"The Committee may appoint any person who has made a substantial contribution to the Association as an honorary member. In order for the appointment of an honorary member to become effective, it must be ratified by Special Resolution at an annual or special general meeting." — Sections 19 and 20 of the University of Newcastle Law Students Association's Constitution. [view register]
Sharon Grierson Prize for Leadership
Awarded by Ms Sharon Grierson MP, Federal Member for Newcastle for displaying outstanding skills in leadership. [view award]
Kilpatrick Lake Mackenzie Award
Awarded by St Philip's Christian College for Potential in Business Studies [view award]
Principal's Certificate of Recognition for Academic Achievement
[view certificate]




Burning Seed

Hetherington Exploration and Mining Title Services

ESL Gaming

Hegarty Legal


King and Wood Mallesons (Sydney)

Australian Business Lawyers and Advisors

The Port of Newcastle

University of Newcastle Law Students Association

Hillsong Church

Evers & Co.

Carman Surveyors

  • Legal Informatics Analyst
  • Legal Technology Coordinator
  • Creative Web Content Lead
  • Consultant
  • Production Volunteer
  • Graduate solicitor
  • Secondee, Strategic Sourcing

Law Clerk, International Arbitration

Practical Legal Training

Practical Legal Training

  • Vice-President Finance
  • Director of Information Technology
  • Sound engineer
  • TV Director
  • Senior Op
  • IMAG Operator
 Work experience
  • Field hand
  • CAD draftsman

Hi Sam, Thank you very much for the updated Report for [client name], I am most impressed at the level of detail that has gone into your report. I will be recommending your services to others in the industry. Could you please pass this commendation onto your immediate superior(?)

[Current client]
Feedback on Native Title Report


Hi Sam, Brilliant work and very thorough

Thanks heaps for getting it organised

[Current client]
Feedback on Tenure Due Diligence Report prior to acquisition


... In just his two years, he has been crucial to the success of this LSA. It is rare that someone dedicates the time and effort that Sam has in just those two years. He has not only done an exemplary job as Director of IT and VP Finance, but has gone above and beyond his role. In 2015, he helped my term as VP Events more than what was required, and has continued that with my term as President. Sam has always been a voice of reason, and would offer to help with anything he could. Below are only some of the things where he has showed that he deserves an Honorary Membership...

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Jasveen Brar
President, University of Newcastle Law Students' Association
Honorary Membership nomination


A highly intelligent student, Samuel regularly demonstrated a strong ability to grasp key concepts, which as evident through his dedication to completing assessment tasks to a very high standard. Samuel possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and his manners are beyond reproach.

Samuel's leadership and versatility was demonstrated through his election to the position of Senior School Captain. He represented the school with excellence on all occasions and served the College community with diligence and commitment. He related easily and effectively with a wide variety of people, and always ensured others felt included and accepted.

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Pamela O'Dea
Principal, St Philips Christian College
High School graduation


Sam is without a doubt the most impressive work experience student I have encountered in 22 years of practice. He will be successful and a valuable asset in whatever field he chooses to follow.

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Michael Evers
Lawyer, Evers & Co.
Work experience review


Sam, you are an amazing young man and I really appreciated getting to know you more on the trip. You have a very quick mind, are always willing to be involved in whatever is required and have a genuine concern for others. Your sense of humour and pleasant nature were a great encouragement to your peers and you were very much in tune with their needs. The Captain told me that he was mightily impressed with you and he thought you had great leadership potential. I have to agree!

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Graeme Evans
Head of Middle School, St Philips Christian College
South Passage voyage