Luke Eaton > 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

Luke practices in all areas of family law. He has a broad range of experience and accepts instructions to act in all levels of Court.

He undertakes all forms of care, adoption and other public law proceedings, including representing clients faced with serious allegations of neglect, abuse, substance misuse, mental health issues and physical and emotional harm. He has also undertaken work in proceedings involving Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders and claims under the Human Rights Act 1998. 

He also accepts instructions on all Children Act 1989 private law matters, including cases featuring domestic abuse (of all kinds), parental alienation and international relocation. He has also represented parents in all stages of such proceedings, including final and fact-finding hearings.

Luke has experience of a range of financial remedy proceedings, from the first directions appointment through to the final hearing.

He also represents clients in injunctive proceedings (under both the Family Law Act 1989 and the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 in a civil context) including where allegations of serious domestic abuse have been made and where those applications are linked to concurrent (or imminent) Children Act 1989 proceedings.

Luke is developing his practice in work involving modern families and surrogacy and he was recently led by Deirdre Fottrell QC in Re G (A Child) [2018] EWCA Civ 305, a case in the Court of Appeal involving contact between a child and his biological grandparents.

Career

Year of Call: 2015

Memberships

Association of Lawyers for Children
Family Law Bar Association
Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Education

BA, Law (Jurisprudence), Jesus College, University of Oxford
BPTC, Outstanding, BPP University