Barry is a Consultant & Director and was the founder of Harwood Law International Limited. He is a former Barrister and was at the Bar for over 22 years. After completing his combined pupillage in Criminal and Civil law, he went on to specialize in Employment law, all aspects of discrimination & Tribunals. He is a senior champion and role model for Stonewall UK. In this time, he has also spent 12 years as a senior lecturer in law teaching the Bar Professional Training Course at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is also a fully qualified mediator & was a former pupil supervisor, he put those skills into use on various committees of which he is a trustee member of a Multi-Academy Trust.
Barry was a previously elected member of the Bar Council of England and Wales, serving on both the Equality, Diversity & Social Mobility and the Education and Training committees. He also gave back to the profession by teaching advocacy to Bar students at the Lincoln’s Inn residential weekends. He was a staff Governor and equality & diversity champion to the board of Governors at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a qualified international civil & commercial mediator.
“Having worked closely with Barry for a number of years, I can highly recommend his services.
Barry is a natural in finding that hidden detail in cases and as we know “the devil is in the detail” and so you will not go wrong should you instruct Barry!”.
Ruth Deakin / Legal Executive and Director of Optimal Employment Law Limited
“I had Barry as an opponent in a case that was daunting in scale and which placed particular pressures on him as he was representing a client who was vulnerable.
Barry handled it all with an impressive mix of compassion, insight and determination to do the very best for his client.”
Sean Jones / QC
“Barry is an excellent dedicated colleague who puts his heart and soul into all of his endeavours. His legal skills, knowledge and experience as an employment law barrister are well documented and he is a well-respected member of both the legal and academic community, and as an experienced board member in his varied positions.”
Ruth Sutton / Barrister and Associate Professor of Law, University of Chester