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Claire van Overdijk

Barrister

Outer Temple Chambers

London, UK

Claire van Overdijk
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Biography

Claire van Overdijk is a highly regarded Barrister at Outer Temple Chambers where she specialises in private client law. She is recognised as “exceptional in cases involving complex overlapping issues of jurisdiction, finance, or particularly difficult family dynamics” and “efficient, precise, passionate and absolutely dedicated to getting the best for her clients” (Chambers & Partners 2020 & 2021). She was shortlisted as “Advocate of the Year” at the 2019/2020 STEP Private Client Awards and is recognised as an expert in cross border disputes.

Claire has extensive experience in mental capacity law, is recognised as a leader in the health & welfare and property & affairs jurisdiction of the Court of Protection and is described as “go-to counsel for international mental capacity matters” (Chambers and Partners 2020).

She has co-authored several publications relating to the Court of Protection’s jurisdiction including "The International Protection of Adults" (OUP), a text widely referred to by private client practitioners dealing with cross border mental capacity law. She is also co-editor of "Court of Protection Practice" and "Mental Capacity Law and Practice".

Claire is appointed to the Panel Counsel of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (A Panel) and to the Attorney General’s Civil Panel Counsel (B Panel). She also acts as Deputy Chair of the STEP Mental Capacity Global SIG Steering Committee, Secretary to the Court of Protection Bar Association, and as a Committee Member of COPPA (London). She is a member of the Panel of Presiding Judges for the 2020/2021 STEP Private Client Awards.

Previously, Claire was a Teaching Fellow at UCL where she taught Private International Law on the Master of Laws programme and Public International Law on the Bachelor of Laws course.

Claire is a mother of two and a keen sportswoman. She frequently runs for charity and enjoys new sporting challenges, usually in a rowing boat on the Thames.

Claire’s Background

Outer Temple Chambers
Barrister
Mar 2017 - Present
London, UK
Described in Legal 500 as "cutting edge and innovative", Outer Temple Chambers head office is in London, with further offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
No5 Barristers Chambers
Barrister
May 2008 - Feb 2017
London, UK
Legal chambers with offices in Birmingham, London, Bristol and Leicester, No5 are known as a progressive and forward-thinking set.
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Claire’s Gallery

Accreditation

Briefed
GDPR accredited Barrister
Apr 2020
London, UK
The certification confirms that Claire operates with compliance to the GDPR (UK Data Protection Act 2018)

Publications

The International Protection of Adults
Co-Author
May 2015
Oxford, UK
Claire co-authored this publication which is useful to practitioners acting in the complex area of cross border mental capacity law.
Court of Protection Practice 2020
Co-Author
Mar 2020
Bristol, UK
Claire co-authored this publication, providing crucial guidance to those judges hearing cases in the Court of Protection in relation to procedures to be followed.
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Memberships

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Full member and Deputy Chair of the Mental Capacity Global SIG Steering Committee
London, UK
STEP is the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning.
The Chancery Bar Association
Member
London, UK
The Chancery Bar offers great depth of legal expertise across the whole spectrum of finance, business and property law.
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Claire’s Education

Leiden University
LL.M. Public International Law
2000 - 2001
University College London
LLB Law
1997 - 2000