Peter Horrocks > 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


Peter appears and advises in private law residence/contact cases as well as public law care proceedings and adoption, with a particular interest in medico-legal cases and international cases, including abduction, international adoption and leave to remove children from the jurisdiction. Frequently represents local authorities and children’s guardians as well as private clients.

Notable Cases:

Re C (Adoption: Assessment of Grandparents) [2013] 2 FLR 59 (Court of Appeal)

WSCC v M, F, W, X, Y and Z [2011] 1 FLR 188 (Fam Div)

Re I (Care Proceedings: Fact Finding Hearing) [2010] 2 FLR 1462 (Court of Appeal)

Re B (a Child) [2010] 1 FLR 551 (Supreme Court)

Re B (Residence: Second Appeal) [2009] 2 FLR 632 (Court of Appeal)

E v London Borough of X [2006] 1 FLR 730 (Fam Div)

Re R (Adoption: Contact) [2006] 1 FLR 373 (Court of Appeal)

Re H (Termination of contact) [2005] 2 FLR 408 (Court of Appeal)

Re F-K (a Child)(Contact: departure from evidence) [2005] 1 FCR 388 (Court of Appeal)

A v A (Shared residence) [2004] 1 FLR 1195 (Fam Div)

Re G (Contempt: Committal) [2003] 2 FLR 58 (Court of Appeal)

Re M (Terminating Appointment of Guardian ad litem) [1999] 2 FLR 717 (Fam Div)

Re R (Inter country adoptions: Practice) [1999] 1 FLR 1042 (Fam Div)

Re R (No 1) (Inter-Country Adoption) [1999] 1 FLR 1014 (Fam Div); Re L (Care: Confidentiality) [1999] 1 FLR 165 (Fam Div)

Re D (Abduction: Acquiescence) [1999] 1 FLR 36 (Fam Div)

E v E (Child abduction: Intolerable situation) [1998] 2 FLR 980 (Fam Div)

Re B (Care: Expert Witnesses) [1996] 1 FLR 667 (Court of Appeal)

Re H and R (Child sexual abuse: Standard of Proof) [1995] 1 FLR 643 (Court of Appeal)

Buckinghamshire CC v M [1994] 2 FLR 506 (Court of Appeal)

Re D (A Minor) (Contact: Mother’s Hostility) [1993] 2 FLR 1 (Court of Appeal)

Devon CC and Others v S and Others [1993] 1 FLR 842 (Fam Div)

Re W (A Minor) (Secure accommodation order) [1993] 1 FLR 692 (Fam Div)

Re B (Minors) (Care: Contact: Local Authority’s plans) [1993] 1 FLR 543 (Court of Appeal)

M v M (Minors) (Removal from jurisdiction) [1992] 2 FLR 302 (Court of Appeal)

Mir v Mir [1992] 1 FLR 624 (Fam Div)

Richardson v Richardson [1990] 1 FLR 186 (Fam Div)


Year of Call: 1977, Middle Temple






Winchester College; Trinity Hall, Cambridge (1976 MA Cantab)


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