Janet Bazley 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


Janet practices at the highest level in both children and financial cases. She practices across a broad spectrum, with private law children cases including internal and external relocation and other international issues, as well as disputes over arrangements for children. In the public law children field, Janet’s cases involve complex medical/mental health issues or issues which are part of the reserved jurisdiction of the High Court. Finance work includes international cases, applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 and nuptial agreements. Recent reported cases include: Re JA (Medical Treatment: Child diagnosed with HIV) [2014] EWHC 1135 (Fam); Q v Q [2014] EWFC 31; Q (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 918; City & Council of Swansea v XZ, YZ, The Children and the Press, Media and others [2014] EWHC 212 (Fam) 212; Re H-L [2013] EWCA Civ 655; Re T (Children) [2012]UKSC 36; Re X (A Child: Evidence) [2012] 2 FLR 456; A County Council v Mother, Father and the Children [2011] EWHC 1804 (Fam); LA v X and others[2011] EWHC 517 (Fam); Redbridge LBC v B and C and A (through his Children’s Guardian) [2011] EWHC 517 (Fam).


Called 1980, Lincoln’s Inn. QC 2006. Recorder (family, civil, crim): 2000. Publications of note: joint author of the book ‘Money Laundering for Lawyers,’ published by Butterworths (Lexis Nexis), contributor to ‘Halsbury’s Laws of England, lead author and editor of the 1 Garden Court Handbook ‘Applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989’ (Jordans), Contributor to Family Law and to ‘Cases that Shook the World’ (Lexis Nexis).


French, German, modern Greek.


FLBA committee, member of the Law Reform Committee of the Bar Council, member of the Association of Lawyers for Children.


University of London (LLB Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Janet Bazley QC1GC | Family LawJanet combines a gentleness with the client and a toughness in Court that at times takes you aback, but it makes you feel good she is on your side. Her instincts are second to none.

London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

1GC | Family Law has been strengthened this year following the arrival of specialist children practitioner and deputy district judge Tahmina Rahman from Four Brick Court. Meanwhile, Malcolm Chisholm  has been appointed to a part-time post as a nominated judge of the Court of Protection, and Nkumbe Ekaney QC and Andrew Norton QC have been elected the new Joint Heads of Chambers, succeeding Janet Bazley QC  and Charles Geekie QC following the end of their tenures. In the clerks’ room, Jordon King has joined from Pump Court Chambers.