Katherine Dunseath > 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


Katherine is a leading junior in financial and private children. She has appeared in all levels of court in England and Wales and is regularly instructed on complex high net worth cases involving complex maintenance issues (domestic and international), trusts and company structures.  

In her private children practice she has been instructed and led on complex matters involving medical operations on children, forced marriage, international and domestic relocation. 

Cases of note include: 

  • Des Pallieres v Des Pallieres [2021] 4 WLR 96  
  • DP v DP [2020] EWHC 3188 (Fam) 
  • M v P (the Queen’s Proctor Intervening) [2019] 2 FLR 813  
  • Mills v Mills [2018] 4 All ER 612 [2018] UKSC 38 
  • Mills v Mills [2017] EWCA Civ 129 
  • Re L and B (Children) (Specific issues: Temporary leave to Remove from the Jurisdiction; Circumcision) [2017] 1 FLR 1349 
  • In the Matter of JL and AO (Babies Relinquished for Adoption) [2016]  4 WLR 40; [2017] 1 FLR 1545 

She was shortlisted for: 

Junior Pro Bono Barrister of the Year (Bar Pro Bono Awards 2019) 

Junior Barrister of the Year (Family Law Awards 2017) 


Year of Call: 2008

Judicial Assistant, Court of Appeal (March – July 2008) 

Blue Book Stagiaire, European Commission (October 2007- February 2008) 

Stage Scholar and Prince of Wales Scholar, Gray’s Inn 

Year of Call: 2008 


Family Law Bar Association

Association of Lawyers for Children

Child Abduction Lawyers Association

Free Representation Unit

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Katherine Dunseath1GC | Family Law ‘Katherine is a fantastic and robust advocate. She is incredibly skilful in cross examination and persuasive in her arguments.’