Tom Wilson > 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

Tom’s practice encompasses all areas of the law relating to children, including public and private law proceedings, adoption, child abduction, and cases concerning donor-conceived children. He regularly appears in complex or groundbreaking cases, including those with international elements, and has been instructed at all levels of court, including the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Tom was shortlisted for the Bar Pro Bono Award in 2016, Young Family Law Barrister of the Year in 2017 and as Junior Barrister of the Year in 2020. He is described by Chambers and Partners as ‘a rising star and silk of the future’ and ‘an experienced champion of alternative family work. His preparation is excellent’.

Notable Cases:

Re AZ (A Child) (Recusal) [2022] EWCA Civ 911

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum v Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein [2022] EWFC 16

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum v Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein [2021] EWHC 3480 (Fam)

G (Adoption; Notice Under s35 ACA 2002; Revocation of Placement Order) [2021] EWFC 93

AX v BX & Ors (Revocation of Adoption Order) [2021] EWHC 1121 (Fam)

Re H-N And Others (Children) (Domestic Abuse: Finding of Fact Hearings) (Rev 2) [2021] EWCA Civ 448 

Newman v Southampton City Council & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 437 

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum v Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein [2021] EWCA Civ 1216 

Re Al M (Fact-Finding) [2021] EWHC 1162 (Fam)

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum v Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein [2021] EWCA Civ 129 

Re Al M (Non-Molestation) [2020] EWHC 3305

Re Al M (Foreign Act of State) [2020] EWHC 2883 (Fam)

Z v X (Declaration of Parentage) [2020] EWFC 67

Prospective Adopters v Sheffield City Council [2020] EWCA Civ 1591

Re C (A Child: Parental Order & Child Arrangements Order) [2020] EWHC 2141 (Fam)

Re C (A Child: Parental Order & Child Arrangements Order) [2020] EWHC 2474 (Fam)

R v P (Children: Similar Fact Evidence) [2020] EWCA Civ 1088

R (Leave to Oppose The Making of an Adoption Order), Re [2020] EWFC 97

Re X (Revocations of Testamentary Guardianship) [2020] EWFC 33

Re Al M (Assurances and Waiver) [2020] EWHC 67 (Fam)

Re Al M (Publication) [2020] EWHC 122 (Fam)

Re Al M (Children) [2020] EWCA Civ 283

Re Al M (Fact Finding) [2019] EWHC 3415 (Fam)

PQ v RS and Others (Legal Parenthood: Written Consent) [2019] EWFC 65

LR v A Local Authority & Ors (Application to Terminate Appointment of Guardian) [2019] EWFC 49

A Local Authority v M & Ors (Placement Order) [2019] EWFC 50

ZH v HS & Ors (Application to Revoke Adoption Order) [2019] EWHC 2190 (Fam)

Re RP (A Child) (Foster Carers Appeal) [2019] EWCA Civ 525

Poole Borough Council v GN (through his Litigation Friend ‘the Official Solicitor) & Anor [2019] UKSC 25A v A [2015] EWHC 3397 (Fam)

Re ST (A Child) (Surrogacy: Iran) [2018] EWHC 3439

AB v CD [2018] EWHC 1590 (Fam)

In the Matter of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Case K) [2017] EWHC 50 (Fam)

In the Matter of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Case K) (No.2) [2017] EWHC 783 (Fam)

F v M & Others (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants intervening) [2017] EWHC 949 (Fam)

Re H (A Child: Surrogacy Breakdown) [2017] EWCA Civ 1798

Re TG (A Child: Future Care Arrangements) [2017] EWFC 85

Re K (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 931

In the Matter of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Case O) [2016] EWHC 2273 (Fam)

In the Matter of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Case L) [2016] EWHC 2266 (Fam)

Career

Year of Call: 2013

Memberships

Association of Lawyers for Children
Bar Pro Bono Unit
Family Law Bar Association
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
Resolution

Education

LLB, First Class (Hons), Durham University
BPTC, Very Competent, Kaplan Law School

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Tom Wilson   – 1GC | Family Law ‘Tom is highly intelligent, grounds his advice in reality and is destine to become a major and senior senior junior in complex cases. His advocacy is calm and robust. He has a nice approach with clients, and his paperwork is really top notch.’