Alev Giz > 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


Alev is a private and public child law specialist, regularly instructed in relocation cases (international/domestic) and in child arrangements disputes with particular expertise in representing children, through their guardians and separately. She also acts in Wardship and child abduction cases (Hague/non-Hague) and on behalf of parents, local authorities, children’s guardians and children who have separated from their guardians in the most sensitive and complex public law cases involving serious inflicted injury, sexual abuse, complex medical issues, radicalisation, forced marriage, parental alienation and the withdrawal of medical treatment.

Alev has appeared in several landmark reported cases including the seminal Court of Appeal decision in Re F (A Child) (International Relocation Cases) [2015] EWCA Civ 882; and the Court of Appeal authority on the separate representation of children: W (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 1051.

Alev also acts in Court of Protection proceedings on the instructions of the Official Solicitor and family members. She successfully fought for the right of a terminally ill lady to be allowed to leave her care placement and die at home: VE v AO & Ors [2020] EWCOP 23 and recently represented the mother in the delicate and important case of London NHS Trust v CD & Ors (Withdrawal of Life Sustaining Treatment) [2021] EWCOP 727.


Year of Call: 1988, Grays Inn


Fluent in Turkish, both written and spoken.





LLB (Hons) King’s College, University of London


Alev is a keen pianist, loves travelling, theatre and literature.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Alev Giz1GC | Family LawAlev is an incisive and strategic advocate, who maintains a calm composure and inspires confidence in clients.

1GC | Family Law‘s members are regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor, NHS trusts, family members and local authorities in the health and welfare, property and affairs, and care and private law matters. The team also handles the damage claims arising from unlawful deprivation of liberty under the Human Rights Act. Andrew Bagchi KC has expertise in marriage and medical treatment cases. ‘Persuasive advocate’ Malcolm Chisholm, who is ‘able to take the heat out of difficult, and emotionally charged situations’ and Alev Giz, who focuses on issues of capacity, deprivation of liberty, expert evidence and best interests in health and welfare matters are the key juniors in the team.

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

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Alev Giz1GC | Family Law ‘Alev’s advocacy is precise, calm and extremely effective. She can build consensus through her understated approach in negotiations and discussions but argues contested issues tenaciously.’