Sally Stone 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
10 LINCOLN’S INN FIELDS
LONDON
WC2A 3BP
England

Position

All aspects of children law. Acts in private law proceedings on behalf of parents and on behalf of children in Rule 16 cases (particularly where there is a significant fact-finding element) but the main focus of her work is care proceedings and adoption, acting for Local Authorities, parents, children and other interested parties.

Frequently instructed in cases where there is conflicting and/or complex medical evidence involving non-accidental injury to or death of a child, cases involving FII, sexual abuse, significant domestic abuse including death of a parent, honour-based violence, where there are multiple potential perpetrators and where there are concurrent criminal proceedings.

Appeared in Re T (Costs: Care Proceedings: Serious Allegation Not Proved) [2012] UKSC 36 [2013] 1 FLR 133[2013] 1 FLR 133 (where the Supreme Court considered the costs of intervenors where allegations against them were not proved) and in Re U (L) (A Child) (2) B (L) (A Child) [2004] EWCA Civ 567 [2004] 2 FLR 263 (where the court considered the standard of proof in Children’s Cases). More recently, appeared in Re C (Children: Covid 19: Representation) [2020 EWCA Civ 734] and Re K (Threshold – cocaine ingestion – failure to give evidence) [2020] EWHC 2502 (Fam).

Career

Called to the bar (Inner Temple): 1994

Tenant at Francis Taylor Building 1995-1999, then 1GC Family Law to date.

Silk 2021.

Memberships

Member Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)
Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC)

Education

BA (Hons) University of Kent

Personal

Enjoys travelling, skiing and watching cricket and rugby.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(2021 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Sally Stone KC1GC | Family Law ‘Sally is a thorough and assiduous barrister – always fully and comprehensively prepared. She is clear and persuasive and hits all the right points.’