5 Essex Court

Samantha Leek QC

Call 1993
Silk 2012

Recommendations

Samantha Leek QC Awards
Samantha Leek QC Awards
Samantha Leek QC Awards
Samantha Leek QC Awards
Samantha Leek QC Awards
Samantha Leek QC Awards
Samantha Leek QC Awards

"Highly rated and tactically very astute." (Police Law) Chambers UK 2022
"One of the authorities on firearms matters." (Police Law) Chambers UK 2022
"She's thoroughly hard-working, really bright and has an informative and confident manner." (Inquests & Public Inquiries) Chambers UK 2022
"She is extremely competent, unafraid and will pick up everything that's important in a case." (Inquests & Public Inquiries) Chambers UK 2022
"A top-rated QC in inquiry work - intelligent and compassionate, and knows her way round the inquiry law environment like the back of her hand." (Inquest and Inquiries) Legal 500 2022
"A practical silk with an authoritative presence." (Police Law - defendant) Legal 500 2022
"She is very well liked by police forces. Her reputation is very good and she is in demand." (Police Law) Chambers UK 2021
"Highly impressive." (Police Law) Chambers UK 2021
"Deals with difficult issues incredibly well, but also provides the necessary degree of client care you would expect." (Inquests and Inquiries) Chambers UK 2021
"She is at the top of her game – exceptionally good." (Inquests and Inquiries) Chambers UK 2021
"Samantha has a brilliant range of experience. She is an excellent advocate and clients love her." (Inquests and Inquiries) Chambers UK 2021
"Has a very broad range of experience in inquests and inquiries, as well as related judicial review cases - also a highly polished forensic performer, both in submissions and in examining witnesses." Legal 500 2021
"Clients absolutely have the utmost faith in her. She gives clear advice, has very thorough knowledge of inquest law and has a really nice, easy charm." (Police Law) Chambers UK 2020
"A superb advocate who has an excellent depth of knowledge. I am consistently impressed with her knowledge and advice." (Police Law) Chambers UK 2020
"She is a superb courtroom performer and a real specialist in inquests and inquiries." (Inquests and Inquiries) Chambers UK 2020
"She's tough when she needs to be but also very sensible." (Inquests and Inquiries) Chambers UK 2020
"She's great at focusing on what's really relevant." (Inquests and Inquiries) Chambers UK 2020
"An imperturbable and systematic advocate". (Police Law) Legal 500 2020
"Extremely knowledgeable in the area with a calm, reasoned and excellent manner." (Inquests and Inquiries) Legal 500 2020
"She is exceptional at controversial inquest work and is extremely forceful and sensible." (Police Law) Chambers UK 2019
"Exceptional with clients and a go-to for anything involving firearms." (Police Law) Chambers UK 2019
"She has very good judgement and engenders confidence because she doesn't run bad points." (Inquests & Public Inquiries) Chambers UK 2019
‘She quickly wins the trust of clients and the judge or coroner.’ (Inquests and Inquiries) Legal 500 2019
‘She handles inquests and inquiry representation for police forces and officers.’ (Police Law - Defendant) Legal 500 2019
“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