Charles Geekie 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


Charles’ practice centres on legal issues concerning children. He acts in both public and private law and international cases. He has great experience in dealing with complex residence cases and those involving relocation. In the public law field he represents local authorities, parents and guardians. He has particular experience in complex care cases involving fatalities, serious injuries and sexual and emotional abuse. Charles has a special interest in the presentation and investigation of expert medical evidence and cases involving a conflict of medical evidence.


Called 1985, Inner Temple; QC 2006. Notable cases include: R (R, E, J and K by their Litigation Friend, the Official Solicitor) v Cafcass [2011] EWHC 1774 (Admin) [2011] 2 FLR 1206; Re C (Direct Contact: Suspension) [2011) EWCA Civ 521 [2011] 2 FLR 912; lW v A City Council [2011] 1 FLR 1597; Re W (Chlldren) (Abuse: Oral Evidence) [2010] EWCA Civ 57; Re W (Chlldren) (Abuse: Oral Evidence) [2010] UKSC 12, [2010] 1 FLR 1485; Re M-W (Care Proceedlngs) (Expert Evidence) [2010] EWCA Civ 12, [2010] 2 FLR 46; Re MA (Care Threshold) [2009] EWCA Civ 853, [2010] 1 FLR 431; A Local Authority v 5 [2009] EWHC 2115 (Fam), [2010] 1 FLR 1560. Charles is an occasional contributor to ‘Family Law’, a contributor to ‘Halsbury’s Laws of England’ (Children) and a specialist contributor to ‘Rayden and Jackson on Divorce and Family Matters’ (18th edition).


LLB Bristol University.


Climbing, gardening, dinghy sailing, cycling, foreign travel, good food.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Charles Geekie QC1GC | Family LawStatesmanlike, with the ear of the Court. Rolls Royce of children’s silks. Clients love his bedside manner and Judges his silken advocacy and mastery of his brief.

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.