Emily Campbell

Call 2021


Prior to the Bar, Emily worked in human rights and policy. Her practice at the Bar covers all areas of Chambers’ work including Court of Protection, inquests and inquiries, clinical negligence, professional discipline, and police law.

Emily has written for our UK Inquest Law Blog: ‘The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: if  in any doubt, just speak up’. Read the full article here.

Emily was appointed as Health Sherpa for the G7’s youth engagement group in 2021. Overseeing healthcare policy recommendations to the G7 during the coronavirus pandemic ensures Emily understands the issues facing healthcare providers and patients and the importance of providing clear and practical advice to stakeholders.

Experience & expertise

Emily joined Chambers as a tenant upon successful completion of her pupillage in October 2022. She regularly appears in front of a range of courts and tribunals and has a busy paperwork and advisory practice across Chambers’ specialisms.

She is a member of the Government Legal Department’s Junior Junior Scheme and is an accredited mediator.

Court of Protection 

Emily is regularly instructed to act on behalf of P (by the Official Solicitor, RPR and other litigation friends) as well as local authorities, NHS Trusts, Welsh Health Boards and the ICB. She has experience in section 21A matters and health and welfare applications under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. She regularly advises clients on issues concerning mental capacity, best interests and mental health law.


Emily has appeared on behalf of a range of Interested Persons, including families, local authorities, NHS Trusts and public bodies in pre-inquest review hearings and inquests. Her cases have touched on a variety of contexts including adult social care in the community, hospital deaths and policing operational matters.

Emily is sensitive to the challenges inquests represent for IP’s and is at hand to guide whoever she represents through the process. Her background makes her well-equipped to handle sensitive matters and put clients at ease. She is happy to accept pro bono instructions on behalf of families through ADVOCATE.

Clinical Negligence 

Emily has a busy practice in clinical negligence acting for both claimants and defendants in a variety of claims. She is regularly instructed to draft pleadings and advise on liability and quantum. She has worked on cases concerning informed consent, delays in diagnosis, negligently performed surgery, psychiatric claims, Fatal Accident Act cases and healthcare issues arising in the prison context.

She has appeared in multiple application hearings in the County Court and High Court including strike out and summary judgment applications, applications to set aside default judgment and applications relating to expert evidence. She frequently appears in costs and case management conferences as well as approval hearings on behalf of children and protected parties.

Emily has experience drafting:

  • Civil applications
  • Particulars of Claim
  • Defences in clinical negligence, dental and beauty negligence claims
  • Schedules of Loss and Counter-Schedules
  • Skeleton arguments
  • Advice on liability, quantum and settlement strategy

Emily’s practice extends to advising on claims relating to cosmetic treatments.

During her pupillage, Emily was supervised by three clinical negligence specialists, Eloise PowerConrad Hallin and Frances McClenaghan. She was exposed to complex and high-profile clinical negligence cases and developed her understanding of liability, settlement negotiations, mediations, and expert conferences as a result.

Police Law

Emily completed her pupillage under the supervision of Elliot Gold and Frances McClenaghan and gained a broad exposure to high profile and sensitive police law matters touching upon police misconduct, human rights, discrimination, civil actions against the police and employment.

Emily has experience drafting pleadings, advice and applications on behalf of police forces. She is also regularly instructed by police forces in civil applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and the Family Law Act 1996. She also appears on behalf of the Appropriate Authority to prosecute disciplinary charges against police officers. Emily accepts instructions in both accelerated misconduct hearings and full hearings.


“Emily is always a great help in my cases, she  has a keen eye for the important details of a claim and goes above and beyond to provide thorough and robust advices.”
Instructing Solicitor

“Emily is a thorough and careful barrister and we have been very pleased with the quality of her work. She is good at meeting deadlines and definitely punches above her call – we highly recommend her.”
Instructing Solicitor



Emily graduated with a First-Class Honors degree in Law and European Legal Studies from King’s College London (2017). She received the university’s most prestigious award, the Jelf Medal, as she was chosen by the Principal of the university as the student who had most distinguished herself during her degree and achieved the highest grades in her cohort.

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) with European Legal Studies, King’s College London- First Class
  • MA in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs- Cum Laude (top 10 in year)
  • BTC, BPP University Law School- Very Competent

Prizes, Scholarships & Academic Achievements

  • Inner Temple Major Scholarship
  • BPP Excellence Scholarship
  • BPP Career Commitment Scholarship
  • Sciences Po Europe Scholarship
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association Scholarship
  • Highest mark in Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, King’s College London
  • Dickson Poon School of Law Scholarship, King’s College London (for academic excellence, leadership and life ambition)

Prior to the Bar

Prior to coming to the Bar, Emily worked at Matrix Chambers where she carried out legal research across different practice areas for barristers. At the International Criminal Court, Emily was supervised by the President of the ICC Appeal Chamber. She was involved in a complex case concerning child soldiers, reparations to victims and the intersection between international human rights and criminal law.

Emily then worked in international policy work which led her to represent the UK in the G20’s official Youth Engagement Group in Tokyo in 2018. She negotiated policy recommendations with representatives from the G20 which were presented to the then Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe. In 2021 during the coronavirus pandemic, she worked as a Health Policy Sherpa when the G7 was hosted by the UK. Through this, she coordinated health policy recommendations and worked with international experts in healthcare policy and pandemic response.

Emily is a former editor of the UK Supreme Court Blog and former Executive Assistant to the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights. She also worked as a Research Fellow at King’s College London. She taught English for many years.

Further information

For further details of Emily’s practice please contact a member of the clerking or client service team here.

Registered Name: Emily Campbell
Bar Council Membership No: 74912
VAT Registration No: 411584417


Emily adopts and adheres to the provisions of her privacy notice which can be accessed here.