Eleanor Platt KC > 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


Eleanor specialises in Family Law with particular reference to public law proceedings, private law children matters, surrogacy and adoption issues. Furthermore, she has a special interest in the medical issues which may arise from many of these cases including child abuse.

Notable Cases:

Eleanor has been involved in numerous cases, most notably G v G [1985] 1WLR 647 (HL) and The Cleveland Enquiry.

Other Notable Cases include:

Raani v Charazi [2015] EWFC B202 (24 August 2015)

LA v DG and ors [2013] EWHC 734 Fam

Re G (Children: Religious Upbringing) [2012] EWCA Civ 1233

Re A (Fact Finding Hearing: Judge Meeting with Child) [2012] 2 FLR 369

In the Matter of M (A Minor) [2011] EWCA Civ 317

In the Matter of K (Children) [2009] EWCA Civ 987

In Re G (A Child) (Adoption: Placement Outside Jurisdiction) [2008] 1 FLR 1484 and [2008] 1 FLR 1497, [2008] 3WLR 853

Re P (Adoption: Leave Provisions) [2007] 2 FLR 1069, [2007] 1 WLR 2556

Re W, Re A, Re B (Change of Name) [1999] 2 FLR 930

R v Cornwall CC ex parte E [1999] 1 FLR 1055

Re PJ (Adoption: Practice on Appeal) [1998] 2 FLR 252

Re B (Residence Order: Leave to Appeal) [1998] 1 FLR 520


Year of Call: 1960, Grays Inn
Year of Silk: 1982
Recorder of the Crown Court: 1982-2004
Matrimonial Causes Rule Committee: 1986-1990
Deputy High Court Judge (Family Division): 1987-2004
Joint Head of Chambers: 1990-2007
Gene Therapy Advisory Committee: 1993-98
Deputy Chairman of the National Health Service Tribunal: 1995-2001
Legal Assessor to the General Medical Council: 1995
President Medico-Legal Society: 2002-04
Legal Advisor to General Dental Council: 2010 to date




FLBA (former Treasurer and Acting Chairman)
SE Circuit
Fellow Royal Society of Medicine
Association of Women Barristers
President Jewish Family Mediation Register
Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists
Vice President Board of Deputies of British Jews, 2003-2006


LLB (London)


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