Samantha Grimes


Meet Samantha's team

Samantha joined the Isolas partnership in March 2014. Her primary area of expertise is employment law largely representing Gibraltar employers or more senior executives.

Samantha was appointed to the Gibraltar Development Appeals Tribunal in 2019, and was previously Chair to the Medical Injuries Appeal Tribunal. She is also currently a mentor on the Government of Gibraltar’s Women’s Mentorship Programme.

Samantha continues to work extensively in the area of employment law, advising largely employing companies, including banks, international gaming companies, insurance companies, new start-ups in the DLT and gaming sectors, and larger local businesses on a wide range of employment law issues from advising on disciplinary matters or employee relations issues, defending Employment Tribunal claims, advising on exit agreements, drafting or reviewing contracts and policies, providing in-house training and guiding employers through 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 developer clients, local banks and other private funders. In recent years Samantha has formed part of the construction and financing team working on a hotel development, a large high-end residential development in its second and third phases, an extension to an existing large commercial property, and a refinancing of a residential construction project.

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

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  • ‘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


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


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


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Samantha's team: Danielle Victor and Matthew Smith