Sophie Prolingheuer > 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


Broad experience across child protection matters and all areas of work arising out of family breakdown. Public law children: accepts instructions on behalf of local authorities, parents, extended family members and children. Her practice includes complex fact and final hearings in respect of non-accidental injury, sexual abuse, neglect including arising from substance misuse and domestic violence.  She also has experience of placing children outside of the jurisdiction and of obtaining (and resisting) FMPOs and FGMPOs. Her experience, and commitment to representing local authorities, parents and children places her in an excellent position to anticipate arguments from all perspectives and accordingly achieve the best possible result for her client.  Private law children including international: experience across all areas including leave to remove from the jurisdiction (to Hague and non-Hague countries), implacable hostility, psychological abuse and domestic violence. She is recognised for her ability to think creatively to best progress her client’s case and provide clear and coherent advice in an empathetic manner.


Sophie was called in 2006 and worked for two years at a London legal advice centre. She completed a common law pupillage and maintained a mixed practice including crime for her first few years at the Bar. Upon specialising in family law she developed a broad practice including financial remedies. Since joining 1GC Family Law she has focused her practice on children matters.


Native English and French.


Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children


LLB (Hons), English and French Law, First Class, University of Kent
Licence en Droit, Universite Montesquieu Bordeaux IV
LLM, Inns of Court School of Law
BVC, Inns of Court School of Law

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Sophie Prolingheuer 1GC | Family Law ‘Sophie is a great barrister. She has undertaken advocacy on highly complex and lengthy matters which have involved issues such as non-accidental injuries and forced marriage. She has brilliant attention to detail, and her written documents in preparation for hearings are persuasive and rely upon recent and relevant case law.’