Jessica Bernstein > Chambers of Nkumbe Ekaney KC and Andrew Norton KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Nkumbe Ekaney KC and Andrew Norton KC
1GC | Family Law
10 LINCOLN’S INN FIELDS
LONDON
WC2A 3BP
England

Position

Jessica is developing a broad practice across the full range of family law including: private children, care proceedings, financial remedies, domestic abuse and court of protection. In addition, Jessica accepts instructions in education, community care and administrative law.

Jessica’s particular interests are in public and private children law. In public law proceedings, she represents parents, children, Local Authorities and interveners in cases involving alcohol and drug misuse, emotional harm, neglect and abuse. Jessica undertakes the full range of private child law applications. She frequently represents parents, children and extended family members in complex contact and residence disputes. She also has experience of cases involving allegations of domestic abuse, alcohol and drug misuse, implacable hostility and issues of parental responsibility, name and schooling.

In financial matters, Jessica has experience of ancillary relief applications, TOLATA claims, and Schedule 1 Children Act 1989 applications.

Jessica has represented clients with learning difficulties and mental health concerns, communicating sensitively with empathy.

Career

Year of Call: 2011

Memberships

Bar Pro Bono Unit
Family Law Bar Association
Human Rights Lawyers Association (Executive Committee Member)
JUSTICE
Honourable Society of Middle Temple

Education

LLB, Law and Management, First Class, University of Leeds
BPTC, Very Competent, College of Law