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Claire Van Overdijk Estates, Trusts & Tax

Claire accepts instructions in matters concerning contentious and non-contentious probate, the construction of wills and trusts, constructive trusts/proprietary estoppel and Inheritance Act claims. Claire’s practice in these areas is complemented by her Property Law and Court of Protection practice, which allows her to provide tailored advice to clients where necessary. She practises in a wide range of property litigation, including real property and commercial/residential landlord and tenant. Claire also advises and represents the Official Solicitor, local authorities and private individuals in contentious and non-contentious matters in the Court of Protection. Her practice involves the appointment and discharge of receivers and deputies, variations of trusts, the making of statutory wills and gifts, the registration of enduring powers of attorney and lasting powers of attorney, and objections to registration. Claire has particular interest in matters concerning cross-border adult capacity and regularly gives lectures in this area.

Claire is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Claire is co-author of Court of Protection Practice 2012 (Jordan) 

Claire has good working knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese


July 2003 Called to the Bar 
2002-2003 BVC
2000-2001 Leiden University, Netherlands LL.M Public International Law
1997-2000 University College London, LL.B (Hons) 2:1


Administrative Law Bar Association 
American Society of International Law 
Human Rights Lawyers Association 
International Law Students Association (Board of Directors) 
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) (full member)


In 2014 Claire was appointed by the Attorney-General to the London C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.

Prior to this Claire was appointed to the A-G’s Regional (Midlands) Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown during which time she advised and represented various central government departments in a variety of areas ranging from data protection, health care, immigration, inquests, insolvency, prisons, regulatory matters, tax and VAT disputes.