5 Essex Court

Samantha Leek QC

Call 1993
Silk 2012

Recommendations

Samantha Leek QC Awards
Samantha Leek QC Awards

“A very good lawyer. She has probably forgotten more about inquests law than others will ever learn.” (Inquests and Inquiries) Chambers UK 2018
“She has a great client manner and is very good at dealing with bereaved families.” (Inquests and Inquiries) Chambers UK 2018
“She can master a brief and can jump from representing coroners to witnesses to interested parties. Not all barristers can do that. She is very good at putting on different hats.” (Inquests and Inquiries) Chambers UK 2018
“A superb advocate with an excellent depth of knowledge.” (Police Law) Chambers UK 2018
“She facilitated discussion and put the chief constables at their ease with a very relaxed manner.” (Police Law) Chambers UK 2017
“She is level-headed, fantastic with clients and an expert on police shootings.” (Police Law) Chambers UK 2017
"She has the ability to remain impartial and to manage process effectively in the most sensitive cases, which is a very great skill.” (Inquests and Inquiries) Chambers UK 2017
“Incredibly charming, which is important with judges. She’s also very tough: if she were representing you, you would be over the moon.” (Inquests and Inquiries) Chambers UK 2017
“A go-to counsel for inquests and inquiries.” (Inquests and Inquiries) Legal 500 2017
“Always willing to listen, but also extremely tough and robust when necessary.” (Police Law - defendant) Legal 500 2017
“She is a truly fantastic barrister with an excellent depth of knowledge.” (Police Law) Chambers UK 2016
“A solid advocate who is good on the law.” (Inquests & Public Inquiries) Chambers UK 2016
“Has an ability to set clients’ minds at rest in difficult circumstances.” (Inquests & Public Inquiries) Chambers UK 2016
“She is extremely approachable and has a great client manner.” (Inquests & Public Inquiries) Chambers UK 2015
“In some problematic cases, her sensitive manner has allowed her to break down reluctant witnesses in the nicest possible way.” (Inquests & Public Inquiries) Chambers UK 2015
“She is highly personable, approachable and accommodating.” (Police Law) Chambers UK 2015
“She combines pitch-perfect advocacy with excellent empathy and client skills.” (Inquests) Legal 500 2015
“She is very effective. She is very good at identifying what her client’s objectives are, and at fighting for them.” (Inquests & Public Inquiries) Chambers UK 2014
“An extremely calm and collected advocate who is able to control a potentially explosive case.” (Inquests & Public Inquiries) Chambers UK 2014
“An excellent practitioner who is very charming.” (Police Law) Chambers UK 2014