Dirk Van HeckYear of Call: 2001
Areas of Expertise
- General Commercial Law
- General Chancery Law
- Employment Law
- MA Cambridge University (First Class)
County Court Rate: £250.00 +VAT High Court Rate: N/A VAT Registered: Yes Direct Access Accredited: Yes
Barrister, previously worked for a leading law firm in the British Virgin Islands.
Dirk is a “dual capacity” barrister, qualified to act in the role of both barrister and solicitor. He offers seamless, integrated, full service legal representation to clients of all kinds, across all areas of commercial, business and property law. Dirk undertakes arbitration and mediation work in addition to litigation. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, with mediation as his practice specialism, and is a trained mediation advocate. Dirk spent 3 years working for a leading law firm in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and continues to undertake work with an offshore and/or multi-jurisdictional element. Dirk also has experience of costs-only litigation and class actions.
Dirk offers contractual drafting services and is able to offer media consultancy services, having worked in politics before commencing practice at the Bar.
Contract law, commodities, trade and shipping; misrepresentation; fraud and asset recovery; banking; financial products and services; defective product disputes; renewable energy; technology, media and telecommunications; sports law.
Company law; partnerships; settlement trusts; charities; insolvency; professional negligence; professional disciplinary proceedings; employment.
Landlord and tenant disputes; trusts of land; lease extensions, easements and covenants; construction, planning law and the water industry; nuisance and other property torts.
Hyslop v 38/41 GHC Residents Company Ltd  EWHC 3893 (QB) (Civil Procedure: need for a formal application for relief from sanctions when claim struck out under the terms of an unless order for failure to pay hearing fee on time.)
World First (UK) Limited v Chemistree Homecare Limited  EWCA 2840 (QB) (Civil Procedure/Banking and Finance/Contract: defence to summary judgment application based on anticipatory breach of foreign exchange contract; whether to permit defendant to adduce further evidence.)
A v B, UKEAT/025/13/DM
(Evidence/Practice and Procedure: appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal on admissibility of spent conviction for “kerb crawling”, in a discrimination case.)
Relfo Ltd (in Liquidation) v Varsani,  EWHC 2168 (Ch); LTL 20/7/2012 (Restitution/Insolvency: trial involving equitable tracing, knowing receipt and unjust enrichment.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relfo_Ltd_v_Varsani Fowler v Barron  EWCA Civ 377 (CA); LTL 23/4/2008;  2 FCR 1 (Trusts of land: whether a deed of transfer was subject to a constructive or resulting trust.)
Theatre, opera, reading, writing poetry, travelling, skiing, sailing, hill walking.