Barry attended the University of Leicester where he gained a degree in Law, before going on to the Chester College of Law. In 1989 he was awarded the Judge Coventry prize for his results in his Solicitors’ Final Exams.
Barry was originally a trainee with Farleys, qualified in 1991 and joined the family law team.
Barry obtained accreditation as a specialist family lawyer through Resolution, a national organisation that promotes good practice in Family Law matters. Barry is also the current Chair of the regional branch of Resolution, covering the Lancashire and Cumbria area.
In 2017, Barry was awarded the John Cornwell award from Resolution for his contribution to family law.
Barry moved to the role of Business Manager in 2019 and now deals with administration and compliance for the firm.