Sam Hood

Managing Partner

Sam Hood

Specialist Areas

  • Contract & negligence disputes
  • Restraints of trade 
  • Negotiation, mediation & Court work
  • Employment disputes
  • Personal grievances 
  • Professional disciplinary & ethical issues 

Sam is the firm's Managing Partner, leading NWM on a planned growth trajectory.  He is also a proud champion for the firm's focus on culture and makes the well-being of NWM staff a priority.  

Sam is a Team Leader and specialises in civil litigation and employment law. Sam has appeared as lead Counsel in successful proceedings before the High Court and Court of Appeal of New Zealand and also the High Court and Court of Appeal of the Cook Islands.  Sam's approach is based on ethics, backed with strategy and a plan to ensure his clients succeed.  

Sam's iwi is Ngati Hikairo. He speaks Japanese and is actively involved in the community, including as a Director of the Royal New Zealand RSA, an executive member of the Employment Law Institute of NZ, a trustee of Toro Mai Trust, a National panel member of the NZLS Friends Panel and a past member of a Standards Committee.

LLB, BA - University of Otago. Level 3 Cert Tikanga - Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Sam Hood