Susan Pyle > 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


Susan has a range of skills and knowledge covering private and public law. This encompasses related areas including children, residence, contact, adoption, divorce, injunctions, finance and international issues.

She represents parents, grandparents, children, interveners and guardians, thus has a rounded understanding of the issues and concerns of all parties.

She has experience of all types of ancillary relief work from high to mid-value cases, advising on matters involving an international element, pensions, dissipation of assets and financial provision for children.

Susan is a qualified collaborative lawyer and remains one of the few barristers trained in this area. For example, Susan has successfully resolved a residence/relocation case, where she acted on joint instructions to provide a ‘judgment’ as to whether a child should stay within this jurisdiction or move to South America.

She provides clients with a highly professional service and is often called upon to work with other experts to ensure that the solution arrived at is in the best interests of her clients, who are often emotionally troubled by the whole legal process. Her open, personal and friendly approach inspires confidence, helping her to rapidly create a rapport with her clients and instructing solicitors. Despite more usually being called upon to litigate cases in court, Susan has a reputation for resolving cases in a sensitive, yet extremely effective manner.

Susan is also a Pupil Supervisor for 1GC Family Law and sits on the Pupillage Committee.


Year of Call: 1985 Gray’s Inn

Publications of note: Applications under Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 (Publisher; Family Law)

Posts: Pupil Supervisor


Conversational French


Affiliate Member of Resolution
Associate of Lawyers For Children
Board Member of Dentists’ and General Mutual Benefit Society Ltd


Newcastle University (LLB Hons)


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