Steven Ashworth > 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


Steven specialises in family law in relation to children. He is regularly instructed to represent parties in public and private law children cases at all levels of court, including the High Court, and has appeared successfully in the Court of Appeal.

Steven has extensive experience of complex care proceedings, in which he acts for local authorities, parents, children and extended family members. He is instructed in cases involving: vulnerable parties; alleged parental culpability in child death; serious inflicted injury including fractures and catastrophic head injuries; allegations of fabricated or induced illness; allegations of sexual abuse; complex international issues including placements of children in foreign jurisdictions; radicalisation; and a broad range of appeals.

Steven regularly acts for parties in private law proceedings for child arrangements, prohibited steps and specific issue orders, especially in cases where the children are separately represented, where there are international issues, including applications to remove from the jurisdiction, and where there are serious safeguarding concerns requiring fact-finding hearings.

Alongside this, Steven represents parties in applications under the Family Law Act 1996 and the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. He also has experience in proceedings concerning applications for forced marriage protection orders and female genital mutilation protection orders.

Steven accepts public access instructions in appropriate cases.


Year of Call: 2006


The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Family Law Bar Association


LLB (Hons) Bachelor of Laws – University of Leeds

BVC – BPP Law School, London

Sir Geoffrey Veale Scholarship (The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple)


Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Steven Ashworth1GC | Family Law ‘Steven is an outstanding advocate. He grasps complex legal issues quickly and will argue with logic and passion. His drafting of documents is superb, and he is an excellent communicator.’