Laura Briggs 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


Laura is a highly regarded practitioner, specialising in private law and public law children work.

Laura appears in the most serious public law cases. She is accomplished at handling extremely sensitive cases, including those where inflicted injury, factitious induced illness and sexual abuse are in issue.

She has experience in other jurisdictions, having practiced in the Caribbean and advised in cases in Jersey and the EU. She frequently appears in cases where children have been abducted, are to be placed overseas in public proceedings or where there is an application for permission to remove a child from the jurisdiction.

In adoption cases, Laura has acted in cases where there is a risk of placement breakdown and in non-Convention international adoptions.

In her private law practice, Laura’s work includes especially complex and high conflict cases, in all levels of court. Her experience both the public and private spheres of children law allows her to offer highly effective and pragmatic advice to private clients who are experiencing local authority intervention for the first time.


Year of Call: 2001, Inner Temple

LLB (Hons) Manchester University.
Called to the Bar (Cayman Islands) 2010.
Door tenant at 18 St John Street Chambers, Manchester.
Appointed a Recorder in the family court in 2015, sitting on the South Eastern Circuit.

Appointed to King’s Counsel, 2022.
Qualified as a Family Law Arbitrator (Children), 2022.



Association of Lawyers for Children


LLB (Hons) Manchester University

Lawyer Rankings

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

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Laura Briggs KC1GC | Family Law ‘Laura is exceptional barrister who is always impeccably prepared, tactically astute and a phenomenal advocate.’

1GC | Family Law is a set with ‘great strength and consistency of counsel at both senior and junior levels’. Janet Bazley KC is a ‘formidable advocate with impeccable knowledge of the law’ and has extensive expertise in cases involving medical issues. Charles Geekie KC is an ‘excellent advocate’ whose career in silk has covered every aspect of children law and has been in leading cases and reported authorities in public and private law cases. Joint head of chambers Andrew Norton KC is ‘an exceptional leader’ with extensive experience in high-conflict cases. Melissa Elsworth , Lucy Maxwell , and Anna Lavelle are some of the rising stars from the set, while Laura Briggs KC was appointed silk in 2022.