Paul Dunkels QC, Call 1972, Silk 1993
Door Tenant at Albion Chambers; Member at Walnut House Chambers, Exeter.
Paul Dunkels’ principal area of practice is in criminal law. He prosecutes and defends a full range of serious cases including fraud, murder, rape and other serious sexual offences.
He also practises in personal injury and clinical negligence providing advice and representation in substantial claims arising out of accidents in the workplace and road traffic accidents etc.
Cases of Interest:
R v M and Others – prosecution of a series of trials concerning a large paedophile ring (2000 2 CAR 266).
R v Jordan and R v Anthony – mothers killing own children, Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy issues.
R v B – series of Serious Fraud Office trials.
Kate Branigan QC, Call 1985, Silk 2006
Door Tenant at Albion Chambers; Member at 4 Paper Buildings, London.
For 18 years Kate was based on the Western Circuit practising in all areas of family law, in particular specialising in public law work for local authorities, parents and guardians and private law children work, but also undertaking serious domestic and violent crime for both prosecution and defence.
Since her move to 4 Paper Buildings in 2002, Kate has maintained her practice in all aspects of family law whilst developing a particular interest in children. She continues to represent all parties in public law proceedings, specialising in non-accidental injury (including infant death) cases, neglect and factitious illness behaviour together with cases with considerable foreign, religious and public interest immunity elements. Kate also has a significant practice in private law proceedings, having undertaken a number of important specific issue cases and applications to remove from the jurisdiction, and continues her ancillary relief practice both in London and on the Western Circuit. Kate was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2006.
Kate has a long-standing relationship with the EC Roberts Centre in Portsmouth providing staff and venues for both short and long-term supported and supervised contact and is a voluntary speaker for the Children’s Society.
Nkumbe Ekaney QC, Call 1990, Silk 2011
Door tenant at Albion Chambers; Member at Garden Court Chambers, London.
Nkumbe Ekaney is a door tenant at Albion Chambers. He practises 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.
Nkumbe moved to Garden Court Chambers in July 2016.