Mr Samuel Walpole

Adjunct Fellow

School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Adjunct Fellow

School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law


Samuel Walpole is a barrister practising in commercial, regulatory and public law. He has a particular interest in Admiralty and maritime, administrative, corporate and civil regulation, corporate and white collar crime, equity and trusts, financial services, insolvency and information law matters.

Samuel was previously an Associate to the Hon Chief Justice Allsop AO of the Federal Court of Australia and to the Hon Justice Philippides of the Queensland Court of Appeal. He also worked at the Australian Law Reform Commission in the areas of Corporate Crime and Financial Services Regulation.

Samuel holds Bachelors of Arts and Laws (First Class Honours) degrees from the University of Queensland, from which he graduated as Law Valedictorian and with the University Medal in Law. He subsequently read for the Bachelor of Civil Law at Wadham College, Oxford as an Oxford-Hackney Scholar, graduating with Distinction.

Samuel is an Adjunct Fellow at the University of Queensland, where he lectures in the postgraduate Commercial Equity Course. He has published in a number of domestic and international journals, including the Law Quarterly Review, Sydney Law Review, Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, Australian Journal of Corporate Law, Australian Journal of Administrative Law, Company and Securities Law Journal, Public Law, Public Law Review and Trusts & Trustees. He is also the co-editor of a collection of essays entitled The Law of Civil Penalties (Federation Press, 2023).

Samuel is also a Director of the UQ Law Alumni Association, and a Fellow of the Australian Centre for Private Law.

Research Interests

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Corporate and White Collar Crime
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Financial Services Regulation
  • Regulatory Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Legal History


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Featured Publications


  • Deniz Kayis, Eloise Gluer and Samuel Walpole eds. (2023). The Law of Civil Penalties. Alexandria, NSW Australia: Federation Press.

Book Chapter

  • Derrington, Sarah and Walpole, Samuel (2023). Culpable ships. The culpable corporate mind. (pp. 351-372) edited by Elise Bant. Oxford, United Kingdom: Hart Publishing. doi: 10.5040/

  • Allsop, James and Walpole, Samuel (2023). International commercial dispute resolution as a system. Transnational commercial disputes in an age of anti-globalism and pandemic. (pp. 43-87) edited by Sundaresh Menon and Anselmo Reyes. Oxford, United Kingdom: Hart Publishing.

  • Derrington, Sarah and Walpole, Samuel (2016). The international maritime law arbitration moot. Thomson Reuters guide to mooting. (pp. 145-171) edited by Anthony E. Cassimatis and Peter Billings. Pyrmont, NSW Australia: Lawbook Co.

Journal Article