A senior civil barrister (1976 call) and former solicitor, Barry Havenhand is a talented and committed advocate, advisor and mediator.
Areas of recent experience include:
A combination of diplomacy and dogged persistence has won him substantial success in even the most difficult cases. With 35 years experience of advocacy, Barry is particularly well known for tackling some of the difficult cases that sometimes cross boundaries and areas of law. Barry is senior, experienced, easy to work with and completely flexible when it comes to fees or travel. Barry always tells it as it is in plain English so clients know where they are. Sometimes you just need an experienced advocate who is going to fight your corner using all their experience and willing to give it their best. That’s what you get with Barry Havenhand.
Whether it be a Fast Track, Multi-Track, Tribunal, Injunction, tricky Application or you simply need a senior advocate to fight your Small Claim for you, Barry is always happy to help if he’s available and takes a long term view about relationships when it comes to fees. If Barry is available, he’d prefer to be in court fighting your case or advising you how to get the best out of your case.
Barry is accredited to accept instructions on a public access basis.
Why choose Barry Havenhand as your advocate, advisor or mediator?
Qualifications and past experience:
After studying law at Oxford, Barry qualified as a barrister, later becoming a solicitor, and returned to the Bar in 2001. Barry has a wealth of diverse legal experience, including spells with the Government Legal Service, and a City firm. He practised as a solicitor in the West Country for several years, becoming Head of Litigation for his firm, and dealt with cases ranging from the local Magistrates’ Court, to Judicial Reviews in the High Court, and also to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.
Outside the office:
Barry is married, with two grown-up children, and fills his spare time with travel (particularly in Italy), visits to the theatre and choral singing. He also chairs an independent panel on school admission and exclusion appeals.
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“I just wanted to thank you (Barry Havenhand) for all your help with our recent hearing. Your professionalism was very much appreciated and just having you there with us was worth every penny!! Once again thank you and thanks also to Sam at Clerksroom Direct for assisting us so promptly and efficiently given the tight deadline that we were working towards. With kind regards, C & A S (19th Febraury 2016)”
C & A S Working Law
“Thank you very much to Clerksroom and Barry [Havenhand] in particular for his work on this case. Once again Barry's work was exemplary and I will of course be instructing Barry again at the very earliest opportunity. ”
Keith Jones, Director The Keith Jones Partnership
“I have spoken with our client this morning who is over the moon with the outcome of yesterday's hearing. He said that you (Barry Havenhand) were great, you were on top of it all and well prepared! Many thanks for your help in this matter. ”
Michael Williamson Williamsons Solicitors
“Earlier this week we passed brief to your Barry Havenhand -it was unwinnable - as judicial opinion was firmly against us. You know what? He won !”
Andrew Twambley, Senior Partner Amelans
“Please thank Barry [Havenhand] for his performance at our recent trial on the above matter which was successful. The clients were very impressed with Barry's professionalism and expertise. ”
Mo Afzal Director, HMA Law