Nkumbe Ekaney QC

Year of call 1990


Nkmbe Ekaney practises exclusively in family law specialising in complex cases concerning serious allegations of non-accidental injury; death, FII, sexual abuse and chronic neglect of children. These cases involve highly complex medical evidence.

In Private Law, Nkumbe’s practice include cases with allegations of serious physical, emotional or sexual abuse of children by parents.

Nkumbe has acted for minority and or immigrant parents accused of ritualistic and other abuse including radicalisation justified on cultural and religious grounds; he was leading counsel for the father in the leading FGM case of B&G (No 2) 2015 EWFC 3.

An extensive High Court practice with a wealth of experience acting for parents, children and local authorities in hearings involving chronic neglect, sexual abuse, serious physical and emotional harm and death of children.

Legal Directory Commendations

2017: “Represents parents and children in public and private child law cases, with particular expertise advising on matters concerning serious non-accidental injuries. He is also experienced at handling matters that concern sexual assault, neglect and child death.”

"A children lawyer through and through." "Very well thought of." (Chambers & Partners)

2015: “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)

2014: “Recommended for public law children work, and cases involving infanticide and non-accidental injuries.” (Legal 500)

2014: “He is very good and always impresses.” (Chambers and Partners) 

2013: “Recommended” (Legal 500)

2013: “great to deal with and someone who looks after clients well.” (Chambers & Partners)

2012: “Highly recommended” (Legal 500)

2012: “His first-class practice” (Chambers & Partners)

2011: “Recommended” (Legal 500)

2010: “recommended for childcare cases” (Legal 500)

2010: “Applauded for his relaxed and charming manner” (Chambers & Partners 

2010: "Recommended" (Legal Experts) 

2009: “an excellent advocate — never ruffled” (Legal 500)

2008: His “laid-back and charming style” plays well with interviewees. (Chambers & Partners)

2008: “Smooth as velvet in court” (Legal 500)

2008: “Very Able. Extraordinary how much detail he can absorb”

“Extremely good in court, and personable out of it”

“Extremely realistic in his approach” (Chambers & Partners)