Barry is ranked as a leading silk in insolvency and restructuring, banking and finance, company law and offshore. He is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and has particular expertise in cases of financial complexity. Barry was named as Insolvency / Restructuring QC of the Year 2013.
Barry has appeared in numerous substantial and high-profile cases in the Supreme Court/House of Lords, in the Court of Appeal and at first instance, including several major trials and arbitrations. He is described as “incredibly impressive” and “a great advocate, both orally and on paper”, his cross-examination as “astounding”, and his courtroom presence as “devastatingly effective”.
Recent cases of note include Premier Oil, Debenhams, Intu, Arcadia, Castle Trust, HSBC (ring-fencing scheme), Noble Group, Carillion, International Bank of Azerbaijan, Ve Interactive, Orion Insurance, Stemcor, APCOA Parking, MF Global, Punch Taverns, Travelodge, BTA Bank v Ablyazov.
Barry is frequently instructed as an advocate or expert in overseas jurisdictions. He has recently appeared or acted in cases in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Dubai, Hong Kong and New York.