Samantha Grimes

Partner

Meet Samantha's team

Samantha joined the Isolas partnership in March 2014. She continues to work extensively in the area of employment law undertaking both contentious and non-contentious work, largely representing Gibraltar employers ranging from small local companies to large private banks and to international gaming companies. This sits alongside her immigration practice.

Samantha was appointed to the Gibraltar Development Appeals Tribunal in 2019, and was previously Chair to the Medical Injuries Appeal Tribunal.

Samantha continues to work extensively in the area of employment law, advising largely employing companies, including private banks, international gaming companies, insurance companies and new start-ups, on a wide range of employment law issues from advising on disciplinary matters or employee relations issues, defending Employment Tribunal claims, drafting or reviewing contracts and policies, providing in-house training and assisting with collective redundancy situations and so on.

Samantha combines advising her clients on the law with giving an insight into the commercial aspects and considerations, as well as providing training to her clients, including sessions to local businesses and HR professionals on topics such as how to handle long-term sickness issues.

Hand in hand with this work, Samantha also advises on immigration matters covering permits to work and visa requirements.

Samantha acts for the landlords of some of Gibraltar’s largest commercial developments, assisting them with all aspects of their commercial property including drafting and negotiating commercial leases and licenses, advising on business tenancy terminations, assisting with other landlord/tenant disputes such as non-payment of rent and services charges.

This commercial property work sits alongside Samantha’s construction and financing project work acting for largely developer clients. In the last year Samantha has formed part of the construction and financial team working on a hotel development, a large high-end residential development in its second phase, and an extension to an existing large commercial property.

Samantha has a busy probate caseload in connection with foreign nationals holding assets in Gibraltar and involving cross-border succession issues, extending to litigious probate matters.

 

Samantha has also developed a busy intellectual property practice, the clients of which are located worldwide. As part of this practice, she attends to the general upkeep of Gibraltar trademarks and patents, while also regularly liaising with the UK Patent Office.

Accreditations

  • ‘We like to work almost exclusively with Samantha Grimes. She understands the way we work.’

    Fiduciary Property Services Limited

  • ‘Totally reliable and efficient, she has never once let us down.'

    RoseAnne Garcia – Director, Fiduciary Property Services Limited

  • ‘We always find her to be extremely professional and competent, both in her approach and legal advice.’

    Simone Lynch- Group HR Manager, STM Group Plc

  • ‘Samantha’s advice has proved invaluable to us on a number of occasions.’

    Simone Lynch- Group HR Manager, STM Group Plc

Memberships & Background

Memberships

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • Gibraltar Bar Council
  • The International Bar Association

Background

2014: Partner, ISOLAS
2007: Associate, ISOLAS
2003: Associate, Isola & Isola
2003: Called to the Gibraltar Bar
2002: Admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of England and Wales

 

Samantha Grimes Get in touch

Samantha's team: Danielle Victor and Matthew Smith