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KC Announcement: James Leonard and Claire van Overdijk successful in 2022 silk application

We are delighted to announce that James Leonard and Claire van Overdijk have been successful in their application to join the ranks of silk in the 2022 competition.

James Leonard

James specialises predominantly in  Health, Safety & Environmental Law and has an established practice in Disciplinary & Regulatory cases. He has a considerable background in complex industrial accident cases, fraud and corruption casesFinancial Services, multi-jurisdictional confiscation proceedings and Public Law.

James’ reputation is for prompt assistance to all professional clients in all disciplines; detailed preparation, calm, reasoned and practical advice for all lay clients as well as robust advocacy, fearless cross examination and sound tactical sense in Court.

In 2014, James was the Chambers and Partners Professional Discipline Junior of the Year, and in 2017 he was the Chambers and Partners Health and Safety Junior of the Year.

As at 2022, James Leonard is one of only two barristers at the Bar of England and Wales to whom Chambers and Partners have afforded the ‘Star’ status in Health and Safety law. He was also shortlisted at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022 for Health & Safety Junior of the Year.

Claire van Overdijk

Claire van Overdijk is a specialist private client and public law barrister. She is described as a “very versatile, experienced and persuasive advocate” and was shortlisted as “Advocate of the Year” at the 2019/2020 STEP Private Client Awards.

Owing to her expertise in private international law, Claire is also recognised as an expert in jurisdictional issues both in the public law and private client fields, and is described as “exceptional in cases involving complex overlapping issues of jurisdiction, finance, or particularly difficult family dynamics.

Find out more

To find out more, contact Nick Levett +44 (0)20 7427 4908 or Adam Macdonald +44 (0)20 7427 4906 for a confidential discussion.

To find out more, contact Matt Sale +44 (0)20 7427 4910 or George Bennett on +44 (0)207 427 0807 for a confidential discussion.

News 23 Dec, 2022

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