Areas of Practice
WHITE COLLAR CRIME
Barry has extensive experience of defending and prosecuting serious fraud. He was instructed by the Serious Fraud Office in respect of an ongoing investigation arising out of alleged LIBOR rigging and he is well-versed in the criminal and civil disclosure regimes, including matters pertaining to legal professional privilege.
Other white-collar experience includes the defence of Company Directors accused of fraud and insolvency offences brought by the Insolvency Service, the defence and prosecution of trademark offences, and the defence of multi-jurisdictional frauds which raise questions of international law.
Barry has advised and represented clients in regulatory and criminal proceedings brought by Local Authorities, the Care Quality Commission, Trading Standards, the BPI on behalf of the music industry, the Solicitors Regulatory Authority, the Health and Care Professions Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Notable cases include the successful defence of a solicitor and a police officer both accused of perverting the course of justice, and the first ever prosecution of a podiatrist accused of misuse of professional title. He was recently instructed to defend high-profile proceedings involving a death in a psychiatric care setting.
CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL
Barry has a broad experience in bringing and defending commercial, contract, employment and property cases before the civil courts. International arbitration experience includes assisting in a high-volume construction dispute, and he is well-placed to advise on commercial and civil claims arising out of civil fraud, insolvency and trademark issues.
PROCEEDS OF CRIME
Barry’s proceeds of crime practice include both prosecuting and defending high level and complex matters brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, including cases with an international element and hidden assets. He regularly represents clients to appeal and vary confiscation orders and is instructed at all stages, from restraint to enforcement. He has previously been instructed by the Metropolitan Police concerning Account Freezing Orders.
Recent instructions for private prosecutions include successful representation of a French company bringing proceedings in England and Wales arising out of High Court litigation involving trademark and insolvency offences against corporate and individual defendants.
Recently cybercrime instructions include the defence of City analyst accused of an online fraud against thetrainline.com which involved extensive analysis of internet and other online evidence, and the defence of a private prosecution brought by the music industry, of a student involved in the operation of widespread internet-based music piracy.