Created: 01/06/2023 11:25 am
Great Privilege: Claire van Overdijk, Counsel at Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited (photo provided)
Claire van Overdijk, Counsel in the Bermuda office of international law firm Carey Olsen, has been appointed King’s Counsel following her successful application in the 2022 KC competition.
The firm said KC status is awarded to practicing solicitors who have demonstrated considerable skill and excellence in the legal profession in difficult cases before the Higher Courts of England and Wales or in tribunals or arbitrations.
The new members of the King’s Counsel will be sworn in by the Lord Chancellor in March at London’s Westminster Hall, the oldest building on the Parliamentary estate, when Ms van Overdijk joins Carey Olsen partner Alex Hall Taylor KC, who was originally appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2020.
Ms van Overdijk said: “Taking Seidel is a great privilege and this recognition is one of the highest honors a lawyer can receive.
“Following the King’s accession, the 2022 competition marks the first time in over 70 years that the King’s Counsel has been appointed and I am truly honored to have been part of this cohort.
“Thank you to all my customers and colleagues who have contributed to this success.”
Ms. van Overdijk joined Carey Olsen in Bermuda in 2021 from London’s Outer Temple Chambers and is a member of the firm’s dispute resolution and litigation, trust and private wealth teams.
The firm said she is a cross-border litigation and private international law expert with extensive experience in private client practice, including contentious trust and probate matters.
In the area of public law, Ms. van Overdijk has represented individuals and government bodies in a wide range of public law matters, in particular in relation to clerical/commercial law.
Keith Robinson, partner and head of Carey Olsen’s Bermuda dispute resolution team, said: “On behalf of the entire firm, I would like to congratulate Claire on her appointment as King’s Counsel.
“This is a tremendous achievement that reflects her career and significant expertise in advising on a wide range of private and public law matters.
“Our customers and employees have benefited greatly since Claire joined us and we look forward to her continued contributions in 2023 and beyond.”
Tremendous achievement: Keith Robinson, partner and head of Carey Olsen’s dispute resolution team in Bermuda (file photo)