Elizabeth Darlington > 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

Work Department



Elizabeth was called to the Bar in 1998. She specialises in financial remedies on divorce and property disputes between family members including cohabitees.  

She is highly regarded for her expertise in applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, having co-authored one of the leading practitioner texts in this area, Cohabitation and Trusts of Land, the 4th edition of which is to be published by Sweet and Maxwell in Spring 2023.  

Elizabeth appears in the Business and Property Court at all levels including disputes concerning constructive trusts; proprietary estoppel; undue influence and mistake and Inheritance Act claims. She has particular experience in disputes involving contested property transfers. 

She also represents clients in the Family Court in the full range of financial remedy matters including disputes with third parties (intervenors) and claims under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.  

She is adept at handling cases involving a cross-over between the Family and Civil jurisdictions. 

Elizabeth is often instructed in cases involving allegations of financial abuse and coercive control, in both the family and property law context.  

Elizabeth is an IFLA appointed arbitrator (MCIArb) and also an accredited civil mediator. She conducts mediations, private FDRs and arbitrations in all her areas of practice, both remotely and in person.    

 Elizabeth is an elected member of the National Committee of the Family Law Bar Association where she sits on the Finance and Property sub-committee. She is also a member of the Chancery Law Bar Association. 


Year of Call: 1998


Family Law Bar Association – Committee Member

Chancery Bar Association



1997 BA (Cantab)
1998 Called Middle Temple
2000 MA (Cantab)

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Elizabeth Darlington – 1GC | Family Law

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy)Ranked: Tier 1

Elizabeth Darlington – 1GC | Family Law ‘Elizabeth is a leader in her field with an eye for detail and an incisive intellect. Her work is thorough, well prepared and meticulous. She leaves no stone unturned, and her calm but firm court room manner has earned her the respect of the judiciary.’