Louise MacLynn > 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


Louise is a specialist in the law relating to children and vulnerable adults. She has experience in all levels of court including the Supreme Court, and is often instructed in cases with and against leading counsel. Louise uses her broad experience to work collaboratively with those instructing her to achieve the best outcome for her clients.


Called in 2001.


Amicus (Assisting Lawyers for Justice on Death Row)

Association of Lawyers for Children

Family Law Bar Association


BA (Jurisprudence), University of Oxford

BVC, Inns of Court School of Law

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 5

Louise MacLynn1GC | Family LawIs an excellent advocate with an exceptional attention to detail. Louise’s written work is also of an excellent quality and I would consider this a particular strength.

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Louise MacLynn1GC | Family LawShe grasps the key issues very quickly and has a calm and pragmatic approach. She is approachable and empathic. The clients really like her; she inspires confidence and is very good at diffusing situations where feelings are running high. She is a very effective advocate.

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.