MEET OUR TEAM

Samantha Essenhigh

Samantha Essenhigh is one of the founders of Essenhigh Farrington Law. Samantha is a Senior Litigation Executive, Practice Manager and designated COFA of the Firm.

With over 12-years working in the field of civil litigation, Samantha has extensive experience in Personal Injury, Clinical/Medical Negligence, Cosmetic Negligence, Professional Negligence, Sports Injury and complex Commercial Litigation including areas that encompass Breach of Contract, Asset Purchase and Shareholders Disputes.

Samantha has also been involved in claims against Government(s), HMRC, the FCA, international professional practices and is actively pursuing cases against major Financial Institutions in the wake of alleged negligence surrounding Interest Variable Rate Swap loans, Mis-sold Mortgages and Global Investment Funds.

Samantha’s approach to her clients, and indeed the Law, maybe considered “unconventional”. Unlike many law firms and lawyers, she has always been passionate about ensuring that clients do not enter into protracted litigation purely for the sake of it:

“It is important to remember that the needs of our clients come first. They have approached us with a problem causing them heightened anxiety and stress as a result, more often than not, of financial loss, pain and suffering. Our job wherever possible is to ease that burden and to ensure that we don’t encourage arduous and costly court proceedings, which only create further hardship and negativity.

In essence: to resolve our clients’ problems as amicably and as quickly as possible should be our primary concern at all times”.

Samantha understands how difficult a case can be for clients, and is dedicated to providing an exceptional service. She will always endeavour to ensure that clients of Essenhigh Farrington Law are not only represented, but are also supported through the legal process, both professionally and personally:

“I understand that our clients’ worries do not simply subside outside of working hours. This is why I invite all our clients to contact me at any time if they feel it necessary. I am accessible via both my mobile and email”.

Samantha also understands the financial stress faced by many individuals in the UK as a result of changes in legislation, and the mechanisms of larger law firms and organizations that make gaining justice prohibitive. She continues to actively seek new methods of funding for clients so that they can seek the justice they rightfully deserve.

As the Managing Director and Practice Manager, Samantha leads a highly talented and experienced legal and support team. She is the allocated and SRA approved HOFA (Head of Finance and Administration) ensuring that all areas of the business meet the high expectations both individual and corporate clients have come to expect from the firm.

Samantha has a keen business development and legal focus. She has created global contacts with a wide range of expertise making Essenhigh Farrington Law a well-connected and client ready firm.

“Essenhigh Farrington Law isn’t a conventional or traditional law firm. We are different because we care. Our client focused approach, and the high level of care and support we offer is extended to all our clients, both individuals and corporate. We will do our very best to ensure our clients gain the justice they deserve and peace of mind”.


Eve Austin

Eve qualified in 2005 and joined Essenhigh Farrington Law on the 9th March 2017. Eve has always specialised in private client work and advises clients on matters relating to Wills, Powers of Attorney, Estate Administration (Probate), Court of Protection applications, lifetime tax planning, mental capacity issues and Trusts. Eve specialises in advising both high net worth clients and elderly and vulnerable clients, she is a student member of The Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners (STEP) and a professional member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). Eve was appointed the President of her local Law Society, The Southport & Ormskirk Law Society, on the 8th February 2017. Eve is a Dementia Champion and holds regular Dementia Friends Sessions, volunteers as a Befriended for The Alzheimer's Society and involved with the scheme 'A Will To Remember'. Eve also volunteers her time by attending, when she can, at “Singing for the Brain Sessions”, “Active & Involved” and “Music & Wellbeing”. Sessions provided by the local Alzheimer’s Society at The Salvation Army. Eve also volunteers her time for other charities; The Cinnamon Dog Trust, Contact the Elderly and PETS (Pets as Therapy). Eve is also involved in fundraising for the Queenscourt Hospice in Southport. When not busy with her work and studies, Eve enjoys spending time with her family; 91 year old Nana, Fiancé Jon and her 4 cats (3 of which are from local cat rescue charities). Eve enjoys warm weather and loves to travel abroad, sometimes with her Fiancé and other times with her Nana. She enjoys visiting the cinema and music events both locally and further afield. Eve loves to eat out with family and friends, and adores dancing whether at a discotheque or attending a tap or ballet class.



Helen Cobham

Helen Cobham is Essenhigh Farrington Law’s Accounts Manager.

With over 10 years’ experience working in accounts and operational co-ordination, Helen has strong skills and knowledge and is constantly adapting systems and improving the Firms procedures.

Helen is the hub of the accounts department at the Firm and is a confident leader who holds the necessary level of authority and furthermore integrity to assist clients and colleagues whenever required.

Helen is also an experienced Senior Legal Secretary and has significant knowledge in a number of areas.

Helen’s dedication to the Firm denotes her hardworking and reliable character both during and after working hours. She is passionate about the growth and success of the Firm and aspires to excel in all areas and to ensure that as a Firm we do all we can for our clients at all times. Helen believes in moving with the times and embracing the ‘unconventional’ rather than purely the ‘Traditional’.

In essence Helen believes that we must “work hard for our clients if we are to excel”.