Barry has specialised in personal injury claims since 1993, initially for one of the largest direct insurers in the country, giving him a very particular insight and understanding of how insurers deal with claims. He has represented claimants exclusively for the past 13 years.
His experience spans everything from whiplash to fatal accidents. He deals with all types of personal injury cases including brain injury and other injuries caused in road traffic accidents, accidents at work, public liability accidents, accidents abroad, occupiers liability cases and the victims of criminal acts via the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
Barry is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. He is Company Secretary for the Kent Brain Injury Forum (KBIF) and has been actively involved in the launch of Medway Headway, recently receiving recognition for the support he has provided in setting up the drop in centre.
In 2006, the claimant was walking home with his friend when they walked past a group of youths. His friend was attacked and knocked to the ground and when the claimant went to help him he was struck with a bottle to the back of the head. The claimant suffered head injuries which resulted in short term memory loss and cognitive deficits which meant he was unable to continue in his job as a furniture maker. Although, the claimant was able to return to gainful employment he was unable to achieve the earnings he had previously due to his injuries.
What his clients say
“Barry is in my opinion an excellent personal injury practitioner, whose common sensical and straightforward approach allied with very efficient technical skills enable him to obtain excellent results for his clients in the vast majority of cases”