Leslie Samuels KC
Leslie Samuels KC is an exceptional advocate and is held in high esteem for his expertise in children work both in public and private law cases. He has 30 years of experience as a barrister and took Silk in 2011. In 2012 he was appointed as a Family Recorder on the South Eastern Circuit and In 2016 he was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge.
He undertakes complex and high profile public law children cases for parents, Local Authorities and Children’s Guardians at fact-finding hearings, at welfare hearings and where there is the proposed deprivation of liberty of a child. He also represents parties at appellate level in the High Court, Court of Appeal and in the Supreme Court. He also advises local authorities, families and children on Human Rights Act issues arising within and outside public law proceedings.
He is ranked in the top tier in the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories for 2023 and has been continuously ranked in these directories for over 10 years. He is described as “one of the top silks in children work” , “a first class advocate”, "very persuasive in court” and as an advocate who “gets to the salient facts to cut through issues”.