Pamela Warner > 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


Pamela is a specialist family practitioner. Her practice primarily focuses on public law children, specifically very complex cases of abuse and serious harm, often with concurrent criminal proceedings. She almost exclusively represents children, Gillick competent children or vulnerable adults. She is often instructed in cases involving serious physical abuse, sexual abuse, non-accidental injury (including head injuries) attempted infanticide, ritual abuse, child trafficking, child modern day slavery, vitamin D deficiency and chronic neglect.

Her High Court work includes representing NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service), CAFCASS Legal and cases with an international element. Pamela is trained in ensuring that vulnerable witnesses give their best evidence in court and regularly advises solicitors who instruct her on topical issues and recent developments in Family Law.

Pamela also practices in private law. She has experience of adoption (including international) and surrogacy cases. She frequently represents children in private law cases through their rule 16.4 Guardian and is instructed on behalf of children thorough CAFCASS legal.

Pamela was instructed as junior counsel in the first case involving allegations of Female Genital Mutilation before the then President of the Family Division. Pamela has also been instructed as leading junior counsel.


Called in 1985; Recorder, Crime in 2009 and Family in 2014.


Association of Lawyers for Children

British Association for Adoption and Fostering

Criminal Bar Association

Family Law Bar Association

South Eastern Circuit

The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn


LLB (Hons), University of London

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Pamela Warner – 1GC | Family Law ‘Always has the ear of the Judge, is very well known for her sensible and pragmatic approach. As an advocate you know that if Pamela is involved in your case she brings to the case common sense.’