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


Highly experienced in complex medical and welfare cases concerning children and vulnerable adults and all aspects of financial work in the Family Court and the Court of Protection. Regarded as a highly reliable, approachable and versatile practitioner. Particular fields of interests include the investigation of sexual abuse, parental alienation, forced marriage, medical treatment of children and the incapacitous, elder abuse and deprivation of liberty.

Recent cases of interest include the following: X (A Child) (No 2), Re [2016] EWHC 1668 (Fam) (08 July 2016)W (Medical Treatment: Anorexia), Re [2016] EWCOP 13 (26 February 2016)S (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 83 (09 February 2016)H (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 1284 (11 December 2015)RS, Re (Forced Marriage Protection Order) [2015] EWHC 3534 (Fam) (03 December 2015)F v Cumbria County Council & Anor (No 6) (Publicity) [2015] EWHC 3228 (Fam) (06 November 2015); Essex County Council v RF & Ors (Deprivation of Liberty and damage) [2015] EWCOP 1 (07 January 2015); X & Ors (Deprivation of Liberty) (Number 2), Re [2014] EWCOP 37 (16 October 2014); A Local Authority v M & Ors [2014] EWCOP 33 (11 August 2014); X & Ors (Deprivation of Liberty) [2014] EWCOP 25 (07 August 2014); JS (A Child) [2014] EWHC B20 (Fam) (11 February 2014) London Borough of Brent v NB [2017] EWCOP 34 (25 October 2017)  W (A Child : No 4) [2017] EWHC 1760 (Fam) (10 July 2017) Kirk v Devon County Council & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 260 (12 April 2017) SW & TW (Children : Human Rights Claim: Procedure) (Rev 1) [2017] EWHC 450 (Fam) (08 March 2017) [2017] EWHC 450 (Fam) (08 March 2017) AB v HT & Ors [2018] EWCOP 2


Called 1989, Middle Temple. Queens Counsel 2015.


French, German.


QEGS Wakefield; Kings College London

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Andrew Bagchi QC1GC | Family LawFriendly, accessible and very quick to respond. Clearly at the very top of the tree for children work.

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Andrew Bagchi QC1GC | Family LawIs a strong and forceful advocate. He has a lovely personable nature who inspires confidence in his clients yet manages to put them at ease.

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.