Neil Johnstone is a practising barrister and the founder of Neil is a barrister with an interest in all forms of civil and family law, and has appeared at all Court levels, up to and including the Court of Appeal. Prior to entering civil legal practise Neil was the first operational Royal Marines Officer to qualify as a barrister for the Naval Legal Service. During his Naval legal career Neil prosecuted cases at Court Martial, where he developed excellent advocacy skills, and advised on International Maritime law having studied the subject the University of Oxford.

Neil founded in response to a common problem he noticed: Clients were unable to pursue deserving cases due to a lack of up-front funds. Despite the potential for significant settlements in the future, clients often had to under-settle, or abandon their cases altogether, due to an inability to pay their legal fees. Neil knew that better access to No-Win-No-Fee representation and legal funding could help bridge the gap, and so founded; a unique comparison site connecting clients, law firms, and specialist funders. When not representing clients in Court or building, Neil enjoys walking and cycling near his home in Oxfordshire, as well as spending time with his wife, three children, and their feisty chihuahua George.

Year of call

Neil was called to the Bar in 2015.


Neil is a member of:
The Honourable Society of Middle TempleThe Family Law Bar AssociationThe Personal Injuries Bar Association


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Neil Johnstone

Divorce Law

Section 25 Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 [A Simple Guide]

Getting a divorce and want to understand how the court decides your financial settlement? Then you need to know about Section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. Get started with this easy-to-follow guide...
Divorce Law

Seeing Your Child: Your Survival Guide To Fathers' Rights In The UK

If a mother stops a father from seeing his child, what can be done? Well, this is your complete guide to knowing your rights over your child, and how to fight for them.
Divorce Law

Civil Partnership Dissolution: A Barrister's Guide

Are you considered applying to end a civil partnership? Confused about the difference between dissolution and divorce? Check out my easy guide to learn more...
Divorce Law

Ancillary Relief: Key Things To Consider During Your Divorce Settlement

Ancillary relief (aka your "Financial settlement") can be a tricky part of your divorce process. In this easy-to-follow guide, I'll talk you through the steps to obtaining a fair divorce settlement with your ex-spouse.
Divorce Law

The Acknowledgement Of Service Form In Divorce: A Step-By-Step Guide

Completing the Acknowledgement of Service divorce form is key step during a divorce. Learn what to do in this easy to follow guide...
Divorce Law

Forcing A House Sale: Dealing With The Family Home When Divorce Turns Nasty

What are your rights as a property owner during a divorce? Can you force the sale of a property when your partner refuses to? Find out in this guide...
Divorce Law

Specific Issue Orders- A Guide To Protecting Your Child’s Wellbeing

Is there something you and your ex-partner cannot agree on regarding your child? You may need to apply for a Specific Issue Order. Learn how in this guide...
Divorce Law

Who Gets The House In A Divorce? A Barrister's Guide For 2023

Are you unsure about who gets the house in a divorce? From rights to occupy, to out-of-court settlements, this barrister's guide has all your answers!