Anna Lavelle > 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


Anna joined chambers in September 2018 after the successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Julien Foster, Duncan Watson and Rachel Gillman.

Prior to joining chambers, Anna worked as a paralegal at Creighton and Partners and gained experience in complex private and public law children matters. 

Anna is building a broad practice which reflects the range of chambers’ expertise. She welcomes instructions across the full spectrum of family law. Anna has also been instructed as junior counsel in legally and factually complex public law cases in the High Court and also in the Court of Protection. 

Anna accepts public access instructions.


Year of Call: 2016


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


BA (Hons) History, Bristol University
GDL, Distinction, City University
BPTC, Outstanding, City University

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Anna Lavelle 1GC | Family Law ‘Anna is an excellent advocate and presented the client’s case well, even in difficulties. She adapted well to the opponent’s strange position and is able to think on her feet and take cues from the judge. She remained client focused throughout and well prepared.’

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.