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Chambers of Nkumbe Ekaney KC and Andrew Norton KC
1GC | Family Law


Andrew is Joint Head of Chambers at 1GC Family Law. He specialises in cases relating to children in the Family Court or the Family Division of the High Court as well as matters of welfare relating to incapacitated adults in the Court of Protection.  He primarily appears at the High Court or appellate level.  He brings his years of experience as it relates to children in both the public law (care and adoption) sphere and in private law (child arrangement) disputes.

Whilst Andrew is an extremely effective advocate and highly experienced in court disputes, he is passionate about alternative methods of Dispute Resolution as a means to conclude proceedings in appropriate cases.  He is skilled in identifying which cases would benefit from a conciliatory approach and which cases require a robust and forthright approach to resolve longstanding or deep-seated areas of dispute.

Andrew is a trained mediator able to work in both children cases and within the Court of Protection. He has a special interest in mediation used to resolve Elder Care disputes.

Andrew accepts public access instructions.


Year of Call: 1992
Year of Silk: 2016
Recorder: 2016
High Court Judge: 2019



Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)

Association of Lawyers for Children

Court of Protection Bar Association 

Family Law Bar Association


Society of English and American Lawyers 

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Andrew Norton KC1GC | Family LawAn extremely impressive advocate; meticulously prepared and always stays focused on the issues.

1GC | Family Law is a set with ‘great strength and consistency of counsel at both senior and junior levels’. Janet Bazley KC is a ‘formidable advocate with impeccable knowledge of the law’ and has extensive expertise in cases involving medical issues. Charles Geekie KC is an ‘excellent advocate’ whose career in silk has covered every aspect of children law and has been in leading cases and reported authorities in public and private law cases. Joint head of chambers Andrew Norton KC is ‘an exceptional leader’ with extensive experience in high-conflict cases. Melissa Elsworth , Lucy Maxwell , and Anna Lavelle are some of the rising stars from the set, while Laura Briggs KC was appointed silk in 2022.