Education: LLB, University of Bristol - Law
Areas of Practice:Civil and Criminal Law Barrister
An approachable Common Law barrister with a wide ranging practice.
Born and brought up in Ireland, Barry has lived in the West Country since 1997. He was called to the Bar in 2004 and has been a member of chambers since 2005.
Personal Injury: He undertakes a wide variety of both fast and multi-track personal injury work, acting for both Claimant (including CFA) and Defendant. Barry is am a member of the PIBA.
Landlord and Tenant: He acts with equal regularity for landlords and tenants in all aspects of residential houseing matters, including anti-social behaviour and disrepair.
Land: Advisory and court work concerning disputed boundaries, easements, restrictive covenants, trespass and nuisance, co-ownership cases and mortgage possession claims.
Contract: All aspects of contractual disputes including consumer credit, sale of goods and building disputes.
In addition to the above, Barry also undertakes bankruptcy and costs work (including detailed assessments).
Barry has a broad criminal practice, both prosecuting and defending, primarily at the Crown Court, but with a niche in road traffic defence work in the magistrates' courts. He has experience dealing with the full ambit of criminal offences from ABH to human trafficking to murder. He has a particular interest in fraud cases. He also deals with service personnel being tried by courts-martial.
Cases of note:
R -v- W: Defending in a large multi-handed fraud.
R -v- A: Court Martial - Defending a serviceman accused of indecent assault.
R -v-D: Defending a man accused of a Section 18 hammer attack.
R -vF & Others: Prosecution junior in a series of trials concerning the forced trafficking of individuals into and around the UK and the laundering of the proceeds out of the UK.
R -v- AG: Prosecution junior in a complex international "ponzi" fraud.
R -v- D & Others: Prosecution junior in a multi-handed insurance fraud.
T v R - 4 day multi-track landlord and tenant possession case involving allegations of serious and prolonged anti-social behaviour.
R v L v L - 5 day mortgage possession case with disputes as to beneficial ownership, undue influence and subrogation.
B v B - Long running neighbour dispute encompassing boundary disputes, harassment, breaches of compromise, committal applications and appeals.
W v W - 2 day hearing regarding the extent to which the owner of a right of way may improve its surface.
R v B - low speed RTA resulting, ultimately, in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Barry is accredited to undertake public access work.