Specialist advocate and advisor


Barry is a new breed of barrister who is authorised and qualified to handle all aspects of criminal litigation. He combines intelligent advocacy skills honed in the criminal courts with meticulous case preparation to put him in the best position to advise his clients throughout. He is direct access qualified and an accredited mediator.

As a specialist fraud practitioner with particular experience of banking fraud, publishing fraud and identity document fraud, Barry has been instructed on cases involving unusual cross-jurisdiction issues. He is regularly instructed on complex confiscation and other proceeds of crime matters, including appeals and variations when not instructed at first instance.

Barry is regularly instructed to defend white collar professionals before criminal, employment and regulatory tribunals. He sits as an appointed clerk to the Council of Inns of Court Disciplinary Tribunal (Barristers) and his clients include the police and solicitors. Barry has advised and defended in proceedings brought by the Health Care Professions Council, the Care Quality Commission, Trading Standards, the BPI on behalf of the music industry, and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Other areas of experience include prison law (including the representation of IPP prisoners before the parole board) and representation before the Mental Health Tribunal.

Recent instructions include to advise on disclosure for an ongoing Serious Fraud Office investigation into manipulation of LIBOR, a private prosecution of intellectual property and insolvency offences, and the defence of a multi-handed murder. He has been instructed to review material for Legal Professional Privilege as independent counsel for the Metropolitan Police and Serious Fraud Office, and been instructed for complex Proceeds of Crime cases including those arising from Account Freezing Orders.

Barry currently holds Government Security Clearance at SC grade, and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration.



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Clare College, University of Cambridge
M.Phil (Criminology)

Clare College, University of Cambridge
B.A (Law Tripos)

BPP College of Professional Studies
Bar Vocational Course

London School of Mediation
Civil Mediation Course

Activities & Affiliations

  • Criminal Bar Association

  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitration

Bar Admissions

•Middle Temple, 2010


  • Clerk to the Disciplinary Tribunal, Council of Inns of Court

  • Trustee, Everyman Project (London)

  • Prior appointments include as Board Member, Independent Monitoring Board at HMPs Belmarsh and Highpoint, and Board Member, Lewisham Youth Offending Team (Community Panel)