Denis Barry

1996

"An extremely eloquent and clever barrister." "He is a very strong and experienced junior, who has wisdom beyond his years."

- Chambers and Partners 2019

"A brilliant jury advocate, who is highly knowledgeable. He has a very appealing manner in court, and is very funny and engaging."

- Chambers and Partners 2019

Leading Junior in Consumer Law Band 1 Chambers and Partners.

  • "A brilliant jury advocate, who is highly knowledgeable. He has a very appealing manner in court, and is very funny and engaging." (2019)
  • "Denis is very methodical, personable, well prepared and thorough." (2019)
  • "He is thorough, down to earth, personable, reassuring and a very persuasive advocate." (2018)
  • "What he doesn't know isn't worth knowing”. (2018)
  • “He displays incredible attention to detail, is always well prepared and can get to grips with large volumes of paperwork.” (2017)
  • “Very bright, very eloquent and very jury friendly.” (2016)
  • “Accessible, approachable and attentive”. (2015)
  • “He is always aware of the pressures faced when bringing cases involving commercial cases based on the criminal law to court.” (2014)
  • “An exceptionally able advocate who has a good grasp of consumer law (2012)

Leading Junior in Consumer Law Legal 500. 

  • "He urbane style masks a prodigious intellect and forensic talent". (2019)
  • “He has the rare quality of being able to communicate with the client on a level they will understand.” (2017)
  • “He has a fantastic ability to retain information and concentrate on the important issues.” (2016)
  • “A first class barrister who is at the forefront of consumer work.” (2015)
  • “One of the best juniors at the criminal bar.” (2014) 

Leading Junior in Criminal Law Legal 500

  • "He combines courtroom charm and fkency of presentation with impressive thoroughness and attention to detail." (2019)
  • “The consummate professional; he is always well-prepared and is the personification of calm under pressure.” (2017)
  • “Skilled in cases of sexual offences, no matter how distressing the facts”. (2016)
  • “He has an unparalleled knowledge of RIPA”. (2015)

Leading Junior in Criminal Law Band 2 Chambers and Partners

  • "An extremely eloquent and clever barrister." He is a very strong and experienced junior, who has wisdom beyond his years." (2019)

Denis has a wide range of experience in defending and prosecuting all aspects of criminal cases, including serious fraud. He is regularly instructed as leading junior counsel in cases against Queen’s Counsel.

In addition, his areas of specialisation include Trade Marks, Trading Standards and other Consumer offences, for which he is instructed by defendants, companies, and local authorities. He has particular expertise in the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, and the consumer aspects of the Enterprise Act 2002. He edited the Blackstones Guide to the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

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He is consistently recommended as a leading junior in the Legal 500 in the fields of Crime, Consumer and Product Liability, and as a leading junior in Chambers and Partners in Consumer Law and Crime.  

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