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

Pension Attachment Orders & Pension Earmarking [A Quick And Easy Guide for 2023]

Going through a divorce and concerned about your pension? Learn about pension attachment orders and pension earmarking in this easy to follow guide...
Divorce Law

Divorce in the UK: How Long Does It Really Take?

How long does a divorce take in the UK, and what can I do to speed up the process? Find out in this complete guide!
Divorce Law

Contesting Divorce: A Step By Step Guide

Contesting the right of a spouse to get divorced is not easy. I'll guide you through all the risks and pitfalls of a contested divorce in this comprehensive guide.
Divorce Law

Prohibited Steps Orders: A Guide To Protecting Your Family

Considering a Prohibited Steps Order? What are the things to know before applying for (or challenging) a PSO? Learn more in this complete guide...
Divorce Law

What Happens To Inheritance During A Divorce? [A Complete Guide For 2023]

Headed for a divorce but unsure if your inheritance will be safe? Find out about what happens to inheritance during a divorce in this complete guide.
Divorce Law

Pension Sharing Order: What Happens To Your Nest Egg After A Divorce?

A Pension Sharing Order provides a clean break after divorce. Learn more about managing one of the biggest parts of your divorce settlement in complete guide.
Divorce Law

Know Your Rights: A Complete Guide To Matrimonial Home Rights

This is your one-stop guide to knowing all your matrimonial home rights: What are they? How to register for them? How to extend them? Find out in this post!
Divorce Law

What is an Occupation Order in Family Law and Divorce Proceedings?

In this guide you'll learn all about occupation orders, and how they can be used to grant or restrict access to a property.