Emily Johnstone

Emily joined Barcan+Kirby in February 2023 as an Associate in our Medical Negligence department. She has specialised in representing individuals in medical negligence claims for over six years.

Emily has a mixed caseload, with experience of brain injurydelayed cancer diagnosissepsis, gynaecological injuries, and orthopaedic/general surgery. She has also represented families whose loved ones have died due to medical negligence, including acting for families in stillbirth cases

Career highlights include: 

  • Assisting with multi-million-pound birth brain injury cases and helping secure compensation which will ensure the client is looked after for the rest of their life.
  • Supporting a family through a high-profile inquest and claim following the tragic death of their mother, who was a nurse. 
  • Negotiating substantial settlements to help women rebuild their lives after suffering avoidable urological or anorectal injuries during childbirth. 


  • Legal Practice Course (LPC) from the University of Law
  • Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Law
  • Master of Arts (Law) from the University of Cambridge


  • "Thank you for explaining [everything] so clearly."
    AnonMedical Negligence Client
  • "Thank you so much for representing my claim so meticulously and your kindness”
    AnonMedical Negligence Client