Oliver Woolley > 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


Oliver became a tenant of chambers in 2014 following successful completion of his pupillage. In 2015 Oliver was nominated for the Jordans Family Law ‘Young Barrister of the Year’ award. Oliver has developed a broad practice specialising in all of chambers’ practice areas. He particularly enjoys dealing with financial disputes and complex private law Children Act 1989 matters, particularly those involving an international dimension (reported decision: D v E [2016] EWFC 3). Oliver has also appeared regularly in the Court of Protection, frequently instructed on behalf of the Official Solicitor. He has been admitted to the New York State Bar and in 2018 he undertook a placement at a matrimonial law firm in New York City. 


Year of Call: 2012, Middle Temple
Admitted to the New York State Bar, Third Department: 2018.

Butterworths’ Civil Court Precedents (Contributing author to ‘Family Breakdown’ section
Applications under Schedule 1 to the Children Act, Second Edition (Contributing author)
Regular author of Case Summaries for Family Law Week website

Oliver has provided a number of seminars to solicitors and local authorities on Financial Remedies, Private Law Children and Court of Protection matters. 


Middle Temple
Family Law Bar Association
Bar Pro Bono Unit
New York State Bar Association


LLB (Hons) Law, Durham University
BPTC City Law School, Certificate of Honour (Middle Temple) 

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Oliver Woolley1GC | Family Law ‘Oliver is excellent. His skill is matched only by his charm, which helps clients feel at ease. His advocacy is robust, but in a managed and measured way, and drafting skills are also brilliant.’