Mr Barry White > Chambers of John Price KC and Cairns Nelson KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of John Price KC and Cairns Nelson KC
23 Essex Street
Waterhouse, 2nd Floor, 41 Spring Gardens
M2 2BG


Barry has a vast 23 years experience of Criminal Law, procedure and advocacy. Prior to Joining 23 Essex Street, he was employed as in-house Counsel for a leading national firm attending courts around the Country on a daily basis. Before qualifying he practised as a Senior Crown Court Caseworker and Head of Crown Court and Police Station departments for Solicitors firms and to this day remains an Accredited Police Station Advisor occasionally representing suspects. His practise has been built up on his ability to communicate with clients from all walks of life, a skill he has learnt from hours in police stations and having his own clients to work with and to build a report with.  He has an ability to juggle numerous issues and cases and can rapidly decipher that which is relevant.

Barry is an all- round advocate with impressive skills that are widely demonstrated to his lay clients. His meticulous preparation, enthusiasm and fiery stubbornness in the interests of his client are highly regarded. He is well known and respected throughout the profession and has built up a vast network of contacts over the years from experts to other legal professionals. Defending at the highest level of practice he has represented clients across the entire range of criminal cases .

Barry differs from many in that he has dedicated his life to the legal profession, having represented his first murder suspect when he was 17 years old. HIs professional empathy and patience in handling clients with diverse vulnerabilities is well known. As a good, solid all-rounder he has been instructed on a wide range of criminal, regulatory and other tribunal based litigation over the years.

Barry also holds a personal interest in International Criminal Law and will be developing this practise area.


Called 2007.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Barry White23 Essex StreetBarry is a formidable barrister dedicated to ensuring the best outcome for clients, always striving to act in their best interests. He provides excellent client care ensuring he meets with clients at the earliest opportunity to review the evidence with them at length leaving no stone unturned.

23 Essex Street has ‘fantastic strength-in-depth’. The set houses Daniel Lister, who has a strong criminal practice, and of recent note was instructed in a case stemming Operation Vinetic concerning conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and involves evidence obtained from France after the cooperation of the French, Dutch and English police. Bob Sastry is also a key member and has considerable expertise handling cases involving murder, large-scale conspiracies, serious allegations of violence and sexual offence cases. Hugh McKee and Barry White are also of note.