Karen Kabweru-Namulemu > 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


Karen specialises in family law, with over 18 years’ experience in this area.  She advises and represents children, children’s guardians, the Official Solicitor, parents, relatives, prospective adopters and Local Authorities.

Karen has considerable experience in all areas of children law with a particular emphasis on complex private law matters and child protection cases.  She appears in public law cases involving non-accidental injury, fabricated induced illness, child deaths and sexual abuse.  In the private law arena she represents parents and children in the most serious cases, involving domestic abuse, allegations of emotional harm and issues relating to parental mental health.

Karen’s approach to her clients is noted as being highly personable, warm, open minded and thorough, be they lay or professional clients. She is known for her sympathetic, clear and honest advice and has a reputation for fighting her client’s interests.


Year of Call: 2001


Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC)

Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Member of the South Eastern Circuit & Midland Circuit

Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)

Women in Family Law (WiFL)


Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Law Societies

Member and secretary of the Midland Circuit Women’s Forum

Founder of BME@TB


Masters of Laws LLM, King’s College London 2004-2005

Bar Vocational Course BVC, Inns of Court School of Law 2000-2001

Bachelor of Laws LLB, University of East Anglia 1997-2000

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Karen Kabweru-Namulemu1GC | Family Law ‘Karen is an excellent advocate in and out of the courtroom. She is not afraid to speak clearly and advise the client of any potential issues or points the other parties will raise. She is excellent in drafting, gives full attention to details, and is respectful but firm when addressing the court. She is a true professional with a warmth and confidence in her inter-personal interactions.’