Alev Giz > 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
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private and public law proceedings and the Court of Protection. She has particular expertise in cases involving the international movement/relocation of children and the separate representation of children and has appeared in landmark Court of Appeal decisions in both these areas (Re F (A Child) (International Relocation Cases) [2015] EWCA Civ 882 and W (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 1051). She is also a very experienced expert in cases where serious allegations of abuse (physical, sexual or emotional) and parental alienation/hostility are made, where catastrophic non-accidental injury has been suffered, where factitious illness is alleged, in cases (both private and public) with an international dimension and in serious medical treatment/end of life cases. Recent notable cases in which Alev has appeared include: Re M-Y (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 1306;  N v J (Power to Set Aside Return Order) [2017] EWHC 2752 (Fam); An NHS Hospital Trust v GM and Others [2017] EWHC 1710 (Fam); HK (Serious Medical Treatment) (No.2) [2017] EWHC 2581; HK (Serious Medical Treatment) (No.3) [2017] EWHC 2991; H v S (Surrogacy Agreement) [2015] EWFC 36; Re J (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 875; Essex County Council v RF and Others (Deprivation of Liberty and Damage) [2015] EWCOP 1;  YLA v PM & MZ [2013] EWHC 3622 (Fam).


Called 1988, Gray’s Inn.


Fluent in Turkish, both written and spoken.


FLBA; Human Rights Lawyers Association; Association of Lawyers for Children.


LLB (Hons) King’s College, University of London.


Playing piano, theatre visits, walking in the Derbyshire Peaks, travelling (especially around Turkey).

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Alev Giz1GC | Family LawVery thorough and well-informed advice. Excellent advocacy skills.

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Alev Giz1GC | Family LawIs an excellent and assured advocate, her preparation is flawless, and she presents a case with poise. She really holds the court’s attention.

1GC | Family Law is a highly regarded set for Court of Protection work and is regularly instructed in a wide range of health and welfare matters. Other areas of expertise include forced marriages involving adults who lack capacity. Members are also active advising on a myriad of other complex issues such as the withdrawal of treatment or the imposition of treatment ( such as feeding) on incapacitated or resistant patients. Due to its family law expertise the set also specialises in issues relating to 16- and 17-year olds who lack capacity and who are emerging from the care system. The ‘strong and forceful‘ Andrew Bagchi QC and ‘excellent effective advocate‘ Malcolm Chisholm both receive promotions in this year’s silk and junior tables, while the ‘highly intuitiveLouise MacLynn is a new entrant to this year’s rankings. The ‘excellent technical lawyerAlev Giz is also well regarded by clients and peers alike.