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Denis Barry

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Wide range of experience in defending and prosecuting all types of criminal cases. Regularly instructed as leading junior counsel defending and prosecuting often against QCs.

On specialist fraud, organised crime and confiscation panels. Regular instructions from by CPS Appeals Unit, (in judicial review and Court of Appeal). Particular interest in case involving psychiatric and other medical evidence.

Defending. Considerable expertise in homicide (including cases involving complex medical evidence and infant death), and serious and organised crime.

Consumer law: Areas of specialisation include Trade mark and Copyright offences, Trading Standards and all Consumer offences, for which he is instructed by both defendants, companies, and local authorities. Instructed by the CMA regarding the emissions scandal. Instructed (as leading junior) to defend in last two cases brought by National Trading Standards: the largest consumer cases (fake websites and secondary ticketing).

Regularly instructed in novel and complex consumer law proceedings; acts in an advisory capacity on UK and EU regulatory consumer law for multi-national companies, private prosecutors and individuals.

Has particular experience on the overlap between EU consumer law and UK criminal law. This area is about to become an interesting mess.


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Author of Blackstone Guide to Consumer Rights Act 2015.