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.
My company recently had the privilege of being represented by Dirk van Heck. He showed a great ability to cut through the issues and focus exclusively on the facts. Calm and eloquent, he quickly exposed the inconsistencies and smoke screens put up by the defence and resoundingly won us the day. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dirk as an excellent commercial barrister and advocate. – Anthony Dallison, Director, Fern Marketing Limited