Family/Matrimonial - Western (Bar)
Bristol's Albion Chambers maintains its strong family law presence on the Western Circuit. The set's particular strengths lie in matrimonial finance cases; however, its members provide experience across the board in family proceedings and deserve recognition for their extensive Court of Protection work.
Nkumbe Ekaney QC
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.
Expertise: "He is a very polished performer in court."
Claire Wills-Goldingham QC
Broadly practises within family law on financial disputes and public and private children's proceedings. She is widely respected for her experience of particularly tough child welfare issues, especially those including sexual abuse, non-accidental injury and infant death.
Expertise: "She is a robust and tenacious advocate who fights hard for her clients." "She is smart, very capable, and very helpful with vulnerable and anxious clients."
Attracts a great deal of praise for her specialist practice in family law finance matters. Her client care skills and courtroom manner are widely acclaimed.
Expertise: "She is very experienced and knows exactly what she is talking about." "She gives calm, thorough and effective advice to a range of clients and she is very easy to deal with."
Focuses his practice on cohabitation and ancillary relief matters. He is praised for his depth of knowledge in matrimonial cases and for his forthright style of advocacy.
Expertise: "He is a tenacious advocate with thorough analytical skills, who thinks outside of the box." "He has an excellent intellect. He's quite hard-hitting but still very professional and extremely well prepared."
Exclusively works on high net worth ancillary relief cases for privately funded clients. He is renowned for his financial insight and his sound judgement.
Expertise: "He is charming and eloquent, and delivers excellent results." "He is impressive on his feet, very calm and he fills you with confidence."
Specialises in children law, practising in both the public and private arenas for a broad client base. She is often instructed on cases with medical aspects, including sexual abuse, non-accidental injuries and fabricated illness.
Demonstrates aptitude in both public children law matters and high-value financial remedy cases. He draws on his previous experience as a family solicitor when dealing with particularly sensitive cases involving sexual abuse and allegations of harm.
Practises predominantly in sensitive care proceedings involving intentional harm and sexual abuse. She represents a broad client base, including parents, local authorities and children.
Expertise: "She is clear and concise, and articulates her case in a very appropriate and sensible fashion."