Melissa Elsworth > 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


Melissa joined 1GC Family Law in 2017 and is developing a broad practice across a range of practice areas, including private children, family finance and property, modern families and surrogacy, public children, international family law and applications under the Family Law Act 1996.

Melissa accepts public access instructions.


Year of Call: 2015


Association of Lawyers for Children
Family Law Bar Association
Middle Temple


LLB, First Class (including a year abroad in Munich), University College London
BPTC, Outstanding, University of the West of England

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Melissa Elsworth 1GC | Family Law ‘Melissa is extremely well prepared, hard working and goes above and beyond in terms of client care and care preparation.’

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.