5 Essex Court

Samantha Leek QC

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Practice Areas

All areas of police and government law, including inquests, civil actions, judicial review, public inquiries and advice on policy. Particular expertise in inquests and civil claims arising out of terrorist attacks; the police use of firearms and deaths in police and prison custody. She has represented Coroners, police forces (including individual officers), government departments and the NCA in numerous recent high-profile inquests, public inquiries and civil claims including: Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry; Undercover Policing Inquiry; Counsel to the Inquests into the deaths of British tourists in Sousse, Tunisia. Counsel to the Inquest into the death of Nick Alexander at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris and Sri Lanka attacks. Counsel to the Chief Coroner in the Inquest into the death of Dr Abbas Khan while in prison in Syria. Counsel to HMG in the fresh inquest into the Birmingham Pub Bombings. Hillsborough Inquests, Mark Duggan Inquest (representing the NCA), Public Inquiry into the death of Azelle Rodney (representing forearms officer), Inquest into the death of Jean-Charles De Menezes. Inquest into Westminster and London Bridge attacks (for Secretary of State)

Career

Called in 1993 Silk 2012 Treasury C Panel 1999 Treasury B Panel 2003 Treasury A Panel 2009

Professional Memberships

ALBA PIBA