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Chambers of Nkumbe Ekaney QC and Andrew Norton QC
1GC | Family Law


Specialises in family law with particular reference to public law proceedings, private law children matters, surrogacy and adoption issues. Furthermore, she has a special Interest in the medical issues which may arise from many of these cases including child abuse.


Called 1960, Grays Inn; QC 1982; recorder of the Crown Court 1982-2004; Matrimonial Causes Rule Committee 1986-1990; deputy High Court judge (Family Division) 1987-2004; joint head of Chambers 1990-2007; Gene Therapy Advisory Committee 1993-98; deputy chairman of the National Health Service Tribunal 1995-2001; legal assessor to the General Medical Council 1995; president medico-legal society 2002-04; legal advisor to General Dental Council 2010 to date. Notable cases include: G v G [1985] 1WLR 647 (HL) and The Cleveland Enquiry in the Matter of M (a minor) [2011] EWCA Clv 317; In the Matter of K (children) [2009] EWCA Civ 987; In Re G (a child) (Adoption: Placement outside Jurisdiction) [2008] 1 FLR 1484 , [2008] 1 FLR 1497, [2008] 3WLR 853; ReP (Adoption: Leave provisions) [2007] 2 FLR 1069, [2007] 1 WLR 2556; Re W, ReA, Re B (Change of Name) [1999] 2 FLR 930; R v Cornwall CC ex parte E [1999] 1 FLR 1055; Re PJ (Adoption: Practice on Appeal) [1998] 2 FLR 252; Re B (Residence Order: Leave to Appeal) [1998] 1 FLR 520; LA v DG and ors [2013] EWHC 734 Fam; Re G (Children: Religious Upbringing) [2012] EWCA Civ 1233; Re A (Fact Finding Hearing: Judge Meeting with Child) [2012] 2 FLR 369.




FLBA (former treasurer and acting chairman); SE Circuit; fellow Royal Society of Medicine; Association of Women Barristers; president Jewish Family Mediation Register; Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists; Vice President Board of Deputies of British Jews 2003-2006.


LLB (London).


Art, travel, genealogy, Bar Musical Society, Bar Yacht Club.