Eleanor Platt QC > Chambers of Nkumbe Ekaney QC and Andrew Norton QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Nkumbe Ekaney QC and Andrew Norton QC
1GC | Family Law
10 LINCOLN’S INN FIELDS
LONDON
WC2A 3BP
England

Position

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.

Career

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.

Languages

French.

Memberships

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.

Education

LLB (London).

Leisure

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