5 Essex Court

Samantha Leek QC

Call 1993
Silk 2012


Education & Qualifications

2012 Appointed Queen’s Counsel

1993 Called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn

1993 Inns of Court School of Law

1992 Common Professional Examination

1991 St Hugh’s College, Oxford University, French and German


Sam was Junior Counsel to the Crown between 1999 and 2012 (A Panel from 2010).


Samantha provides CPD lectures to solicitors and police officers on all aspects of her practice. She has lectured widely on topics including:  Disaster Victim Identification and Emergency Planning; Human Rights; The role of the police in major disasters; the seizure, detention and forfeiture of terrorist cash; Police Reform Act 2002 and deaths in custody; The legal implications of the police use of firearms / lethal force; post incident management in firearms incidents.


Administrative Law Bar Association

Human Rights Lawyers’ Association

Personal Injuries Bar Association

Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists