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Barry White

Criminal Barrister
  • Year of Call
  • 2004

Criminal Law

Barry is an experienced junior, who defends serious criminal cases including violence, sexual offences, dishonesty and drugs. He also prosecutes and defends in regulatory & quasi-criminal matters.

Murder, Manslaughter and Non-fatal Violence


Barry acts as a single defence junior for the full spectrum of serious violence, from attempted murder to ABH. He has an easygoing and personable manner and quickly builds rapport with clients.

Serious Sexual Offences


Barry is regularly instructed as a defence advocate for all types of sexual allegations, including those where an intermediary is required. His friendly but direct manner allows him to gain the confidence of even the most nervous or difficult client. He has particular expertise in offences relating to indecent images on electronic devices and is prepared to apply his mind to the nitty-gritty of IT expert reports.

Fraud, Commercial Crime, Confiscation and other Dishonesty Offences


Barry is regularly instructed to defend people accused of all manner of dishonesty offences, from large conspiracies to common or garden burglaries. His civil experience allows him to marshall large amounts of information quickly.

Drugs offences


From runners to principal actors in large conspiracies, Barry is regularly instructed to defend those accused of the full range of drugs offences.

Driving Deaths & Driving Generally


Barry understands that Defendants accused of driving in a criminal manner are often entirely unaccustomed to being within the criminal justice system and can, as a result, require a particularly sensitive approach.

Corporate Manslaughter, Health and Safety and Regulatory Offences


Barry is comfortable with the often technical nature of regulatory offences, can marshall large amounts of information quickly and does not lose sight of the human story behind the allegations. He is happy to act for prosecution or defence in these cases.

Parole Board, Prison Adjudications, Inquests and Enquiries and Police Disciplinary


Barry has reasonably regularly appeared in front of the parole board, in particular seeking release for those prisoners still subject to IPP’s. He understands the different approach to advocacy required in such hearings and is all too aware of the difficulty of trying to prove the negative, that a person no longer poses a risk.

Civil Law

Personal Injury


Barry is an experienced PI practitioner with experience across the field, including road traffic litigation (including low-velocity claims and claims raising issues of fraud), highways cases, and accidents at work, tripping and slipping, occupier’s liability and holiday litigation.

Barry acts for both Claimants and Defendants and will undertake work under CFA’s where appropriate.

Barry also has extensive experience of dealing with credit hire claims both as a head of damage within PI cases and as stand-alone litigation.

As a complement to his PI work, Barry has represented a number of interested parties at inquests following fatal accidents and understands the importance of soft-skills in these sensitive and upsetting hearings.

Biographical and Other Information

  • Member
  • Member of the Western Circuit.
  • Educated
  • Educated in Derry/Londonderry & at the University of Bristol (Llb Law)
  • Barry White
  • Whilst he may never be able to lay claim to being the real Barry White, this Barry White is also the lead singer in a band.
  • Enjoys
  • Enjoys running.

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