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Denis Barry

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5 Paper Buildings (Chambers of Miranda Moore QC and Julian Christopher QC)

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Consumer; crime – general; fraud: crime; money laundering.


Substantial practice in consumer law and in crime and fraud. Consumer law: Areas of specialisation include Trade mark and Copyright offences, Trading Standards and all Consumer offences, for which he is instructed by both defendants, companies, and local authorities. Regularly instructed in novel and complex consumer law proceedings; brought the first proceedings under Part VIII Enterprise Act 2002 (Stop Now Orders), and the first prosecution (for the OFT) under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations.

Author of Blackstone Guide to Consumer Rights Act 2015.  Instructed to defend in largest ever consumer case brought by National Trading Standards into fake Government websites. Instructed to advise for consumer law by CMA.

Regularly acts in an advisory capacity on UK and EU regulatory consumer law for multi-national companies, private prosecutors and individuals. Has particular experience on the overlap between EU law and UK criminal law (in the context of competition, environmental law and discrimination). This area is about to become an interesting mess.

General crime: Wide range of experience in defending and prosecuting all types of criminal cases. Grade 4 prosecutor. Specialist in confiscation. Particular expertise in homicide (including cases involving infant death), environmental cases, money laundering and cases involving gambling. Regularly instructed as leading junior counsel, by CPS Appeals Unit, and CPS Specialist Fraud Division. Please see the 5 Paper Buildings website for additional details.


Qualified 1996; Inner Temple. Grade 4 CPS prosecutor.


CBA; Howard League; ADRL.


Wimbledon College; Birmingham University (LLB); Warwick University (1994 LLM).

London Bar


Within: Consumer – Leading juniors

Denis Barry - 5 Paper BuildingsHis urbane style masks a prodigious intellect and forensic talent.

Within: Consumer

5 Paper Buildings is ‘a very capable set with some good junior talent’. The set’s ‘excellent advocates’ regularly prosecute for the Office of Fair Trading, the Competition and Markets Authority, as well as county councils and London boroughs. The standout case for the set has been Miles Bennett and Denis Barry’s work with the CMA on the possible prosecution of Volkswagen for its 2015 emissions scandal. In addition, five members have been representing the National Trading Standards board on taking action against ‘copycat’ government websites.

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Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Denis Barry - 5 Paper BuildingsHe combines courtroom charm and fluency of presentation with impressive thoroughness and attention to detail.

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