Francesca Wiley 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


Francesca practises at the highest level in both private and public law Children Act and inherent jurisdiction Wardship cases where there are profoundly serious allegations against parties. She specialised in criminal law for 10 years before joining the family bar. A large part of her work involves cases where there is a need for fact-finding and consequential applications and consequences between the criminal and family jurisdictions.

In particular she specialises in cases where clients or other parties have been accused of murder, attempted murder of their children or partners, sexual abuse or other serious acts of violence and where medical and factual cross examination of the highest calibre is required. She has a particular interest in underlying medical issues for children and adults ranging from underlying genetic, bone and vascular disorders to cases where an opposing party may have profound and as yet undiagnosed personality and mental health difficulties.

She has a great deal of expertise in cases of parental alienation and recruitment of children against a parent including allegations being made by children against parents.

Inquests-currently instructed in Kenya in the death of Alexander Monson and by the Veevers Family in Mombasa.

Awarded the grade of MCIArb by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Francesca is authorised to conduct arbitrations in children cases.


Year of Call: 1996, Gray’s Inn

Year of Silk: 2015




Trinity College, Oxford University MA Oxon

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Francesca Wiley KC1GC | Family Law ‘Francesca is a very hands-on and down-to-earth barrister who gives practical and tactical advice of the highest order. As complicated as issues may be, she is able to distil the issues into essential and digestible pieces to enable the client to understand the legal issues in the case. She is reassuring, and focused and persuasive in court.’