Julien Foster > 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


Julien practises across three main areas: public law, private law children cases and Court of Protection cases. His areas of expertise and specialisation include care proceedings, cases with an international dimension and judicial review, particularly involving local authorities’ duties towards children and vulnerable adults. His practice encompasses civil law disputes with a family dimension, including negligence actions against local authorities.

Julien has a particular interest in publicity and reporting in the context of family proceedings. He has acted for the father of the child known as “Baby P” in a number of different cases including civil proceedings brought, unusually, on an anonymised basis, and in proceedings in the Family Division when reporting restrictions were imposed.

Notable Cases:

Wandsworth London Borough Council v M
 [2017] EWHC 2435 (Fam), [2017] 4 WLR 180 (the test for interim lack of capacity and the exercise of the court’s inherent jurisdiction in relation to vulnerable adults)

London Borough of Tower Hamlets v M and Others [2015] 2 FLR 1431 (allegations of radicalisation)

Q v Q; Re C (a child); Re B (a child) [2015] 1 FLR 324, [2015] 1 WLR 2040, [2015] 2 FCR 521, [2015] 3 All ER 759 (court’s powers to direct the cost of legal representation to be met by HMCTS)

Cairns v Modi; KC v MGN Ltd [2013] 1 WLR 1015 (assessment of compensation in libel proceedings)

KM v Lambeth LBC [2012] 1 FLR 1278 (Whether part of relevant and admissible report could be withheld from a party because of fear that he would disclose to third parties)


Year of Call: 1995, Middle Temple.


Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children
Administrative Law Bar Association.