Samantha Hammond Opelt

BA(Hons), Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Legal Director

Newcastle, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 191 213 4542

Based in Newcastle, Samantha is Cundall’s Legal Director.

Samantha is Cundall’s Legal Director.

After her first degree, Samantha worked in the City of London for Robert Fleming Investment Bank and then qualified as a solicitor in 1999. Prior to joining Cundall, Samantha worked for over ten years at Watson Burton solicitors where she specialised in defending professional negligence claims. Samantha is also qualified as a mediator and has successfully used this type of dispute resolution process to cost effectively settle disputes.

At Cundall, Samantha heads up the Legal Team, and takes an active role in day to day operational issues, problem solving and advice in relation to the legal issues of the Cundall Group. She reports directly to the Management Board, and she has been tasked with (amongst other things) the development of a framework for contractual and legal issues and the training of the Partners upon the framework; management of the link with Cundall’s professional indemnity insurance brokers and insurers in relation to claims and contractual arrangements with Cundall’s clients; advice on debt recovery; the establishment and maintenance of a central contracts database; and the provision of advice and support in relation to actual or prospective claims.


Our people sit at the very heart of what we do at Cundall. Our mission is to provide great opportunities for great people, create fantastic built environments and leave a positive legacy for our communities.

It is the knowledge and expertise of our people which helps us to do this; our commitment to recruiting and nurturing great talent is what has made us successful for the last 40 years and it remains critical to our future plans.

At Cundall, we place special importance on our early careers professionals (graduates, apprentices, interns and more), understanding that they are the future of our business and the key to our long-term, sustainable growth. 

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About us

Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.