Sam Cottman - Founder

“The Cottman Foundation's Mission is incredibly important to me. I simply ask that others support and trust in it so we can make a real, tangible difference to the lives of those in need.

At the end of the day, when the dust settles, it is your impact on the lives of others, those that you know and love and those that you’ve never met, which really counts.”

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Supporters of the Cottman Foundation

"Sam worked directly for me on an array of high profile and challenging cases over many months. His work was of the highest quality. He was a great pleasure to work with, entirely reliable and enormously hard working.

I wish him every success with the vital work of the Cottman Foundation."

Lord Thomas, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (2013-2017)

"Sam has a proven track record of originating and delivering high quality pro bono and charity projects. As well as being an inspirational public speaker, he is passionate about the causes he believes in and extraordinarily committed. I couldn't speak highly enough of him and would encourage you in the strongest terms to work with him if you can".

Chris Edwards, CSR and Diversity Director, City law firm.

"Sam approached us on behalf of the Cottman Foundation with a desire to provide funding for the victims of domestic violence who couldn't otherwise pay for the service of their protective injunctions. Without that funding the victims remain at risk.

Together we structured a unique project which launched in Autumn 2017. With the help of the Cottman Foundation, we have been helping victims of domestic violence in a very real and direct way more or less constantly since then. It's a great  project and we are delighted to be working with the Cottman Foundation on it".

Mark Groves, CEO, National Centre for Domestic Violence


"I've known Sam since 2006 and worked closely with him on a number of projects. He is an exemplary individual, 100% trustworthy and a real pleasure to deal with.

He has a profound sense of  social responsibility as illustrated by the establishment of the Cottman Foundation which has been set up to tackle a range of extremely worthy causes.  I wish them all the best with their great work."

Margaret Moore, Vice Chairman, The Fundraising Regulator