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Practice Areas

Specialist in asset forfeiture and proceeds of crime particularly in the areas of restraint, receivership, confiscation, civil recovery and insolvency. A commercial litigator whose practice encompasses complex and high value cases: civil fraud litigation; asset recovery; civil recovery; bribery; corruption; insolvency; fraud; and money laundering. Recent cases include advising a former Director in the Rolls Royce corruption litigation; acting for the SFO as restraint Counsel in major fraud/corruption Operations (including advising on obtaining external POCA orders for the Indian Government). Recent High Court actions have included: varying a CJA restraint order to permit a Judgment Creditor to enforce his judgment; application to set aside a summary judgment order in a civil recovery matter; banking fraud; mortgage fraud and acting successfully in highly contentious bankruptcy proceedings for the Trustee in Bankruptcy in TUV claims against a convicted fraudster subject to confiscation proceedings. Regularly instructed on behalf of court appointed management and enforcement receivers in high value receiverships. International work has included acting for the Attorney General of the Turks & Caicos Islands in civil proceedings. Barry acts for the following prosecution agencies: SFO and the FCA.

Professional Memberships

Proceeds of Crime Lawyers' Association; R3; London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association.


Year of Call: 1983 (Gray's Inn). SFO A Panel (Proceeds of Crime).