Oliver Woolley > 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


Oliver became a tenant of chambers in 2014 following successful completion of his pupillage. In 2015 Oliver was nominated for the Jordans Family Law ‘Young Barrister of the Year’ award. Oliver has developed a broad practice specialising in all of chambers’ practice areas. He particularly enjoys dealing with financial disputes and complex private law Children Act 1989 matters, particularly those involving an international dimension (reported decision: D v E [2016] EWFC 3). Oliver has also appeared regularly in the Court of Protection, frequently instructed on behalf of the Official Solicitor. He has been admitted to the New York State Bar and in 2018 has been undertaking a placement at a matrimonial law firm in New York City. 


Called: Middle Temple, 2012. Admitted to the New York State Bar, Third Department: 2018. Publications: Butterworths’ Civil Court Precedents (Contributing author to ‘Family Breakdown’ section; Applications under Schedule 1 to the Children Act, Second Edition (Contributing author); Regular author of Case Summaries for Family Law Week website. Seminars: Oliver has provided a number of seminars to solicitors and local authorities on Financial Remedies, Private Law Children and Court of Protection matters. 


Middle Temple; Family Law Bar Association; Bar Pro Bono Unit; New York State Bar Association


LLB (Hons) Law, Durham University; BPTC City Law School, Certificate of Honour (Middle Temple)