Emily Campbell

Call 2021


Emily joined Chambers as a tenant following successful completion of her pupillage in October 2022. She is developing a growing practice across Chambers’ core areas of work including inquests, Court of Protection, clinical negligence, and police law. She is also interested in professional discipline and extradition.

Emily is clerked primarily by Tom O’Connor, Jubeda Begum, Josie Ryan and Francesca Holden.

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

During her pupillage, Emily was supervised by Elliot Gold, Eloise PowerConrad Hallin and Frances McClenaghan. In her second six, she gained experience  representing claimants and defendants including NHS Trusts, doctors, dentists, insurers, local authorities, and police forces. She is regularly instructed to appear in front of courts and tribunals and has been praised in court for her organization and thorough preparation. She is also developing an advisory and paperwork practice and is an accredited mediator.

Clinical Negligence
Emily was supervised by three clinical negligence specialists, Eloise Power,  Conrad Hallin and Frances McClenaghan. She developed her understanding of liability disputes, settlement negotiations, mediations, and expert conferences.

Emily is developing a 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 and Fatal Accident Act cases. She has appeared in multiple application hearings and approval hearings.

Emily has experience drafting:

  • Civil applications
  • Particulars of Claim
  • Defences in clinical, dental and beauty negligence claims
  • Skeleton arguments
  • Advices on liability and quantum

Emily has a keen interest in inquests and coronial law and accepts instructions on behalf of all interested parties to appear in pre-inquest review hearings and inquests. She  has experience drafting Article 2 submissions.

Court of Protection
Emily is keen to develop her practice in the Court of Protection. She is regularly instructed to act on behalf of patients, local authorities, NHS Trusts and the ICB in a range of matters under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, including disputes about residence, care and contact.

During her pupillage, Emily observed Eloise Power in Serious Medical Treatment cases in the High Court as well as complex cases concerning the relationship between mental health and mental capacity law.

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. She is also regularly instructed by a range of police forces in civil applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and the Family Law Act 1996.

Emily is interested in extradition law given her background in human rights and international law.


Emily graduated with a First-Class Honors degree in Law and European Legal Studies from King’s College London (2017). She received the highest honor awarded by the university, the Jelf Medal, as she was chosen by the Principal of King’s College London as the student in the university who most distinguished herself in academic proficiency and social activities at the college. She also obtained the highest mark in the university in Jurisprudence and Legal Theory.

  • 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
  • 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 was involved in international policy work when she represented the UK at the G7 Youth Engagement Group in Tokyo in 2018 and negotiated policy recommendations which were presented to the then Prime Minister of Japan. In 2021, she worked as a Health Policy Sherpa and coordinated health policy recommendations to the G7 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 where she was praised for the quality of her research.

Emily was President of the King’s College London Human Rights Project and Vice-President of the Pro Bono Society. She accepts pro bono instructions through Advocate.

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.