Nkumbe Ekaney QC*

Year of Silk: 2011

Year of Call: 1990


  • Renowned for his work in sensitive and complex child welfare law, notably infanticide cases and those involving serious allegations of abuse and neglect. In addition to his expertise in children law, he is equally proficient in dealing with the legalities that arise after breakdowns in marriages and civil partnerships.

    Chambers and Partners (2015)
  • Recommended for public law children work, and cases involving infanticide and non-accidental injuries.

    The Legal 500 (2014)

Education

University: Bristol
Qualifications: LL.B


Professional Memberships

Queen's Counsel 2011
Deputy High Court Judge (Family Division) 2017


  • Renowned for his work in sensitive and complex child welfare law, notably infanticide cases and those involving serious allegations of abuse and neglect. In addition to his expertise in children law, he is equally proficient in dealing with the legalities that arise after breakdowns in marriages and civil partnerships.

    Chambers and Partners (2015)
  • Recommended for public law children work, and cases involving infanticide and non-accidental injuries.

    The Legal 500 (2014)

Nkumbe Ekaney’s practice is exclusively in family law specialising in children, divorce and civil partnership dissolution. The majority of his work is in Public Law acting for parents and children in care; cases of infanticide; non-accidental injury; sexual abuse and chronic neglect. He is principally instructed for parents and children, but also represents local authorities.

Nkumbe Ekaney has particular expertise in cases concerning the identification of the perpetrators of serious non-accidental head injuries (by shaking/ impact); injuries to the torso and of the long bones of children and cases of chronic neglect. Many of these cases involve complex medical evidence.
An extensive High Court practice with a wealth of experience acting in fact finding and final hearings involving chronic neglect, sexual abuse, serious injury and the death of children.

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– Stodgell v Stodgell 2009 2 FLR 218 QBD/FD – Administrative Court case concerning the competing factors between the Family and Administrative Court jurisdictions arising in relation to a £1m confiscation order
– Re K(Shared Residence Order) 2008 2 FLR 380
– Re B(Sexual Abuse) Expert Report 2000 1 FLR 871
– B v Torbay Council 2007 1 FLR 203 FD

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