Barry Cawsey (2001)

Barry Cawsey (2001)

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 2001 Public Access Accredited
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General Information

 “I cannot speak highly enough of Barry. Every time I have instructed him he has provided me with an excellent service. He is always prompt at responding to messages and has given me clear and concise advice”.  Jonathan Cudd - Peter Lynn & Partners

"I found Barry very efficient and rapid in his response to my instructions. I was very pleased with the work that I received.  I will be using him again in the future. Approachable and relaxed in his manner over email. A+ " - Mark Hammond - Higgs & Sons

Barry is an experienced advocate, based in South Wales, who has developed a nationwide practice divided into two main areas of law; Chancery/Commercial and Personal Injury.

Barry also has expertise in other areas which often serve to complement his main areas of practice.

He prides himself on being very approachable to both professional and lay clients and particularly enjoys developing a close working relationship with his clients over the natural progression of a case, helping to maintain continuity in order to maximise the potential for a successful outcome.

He is acutely sensitive to the cost consequences to his clients of each step taken in litigation and works to ensure that his clients obtain their best value for money invested at every stage of the process.

He is absolutely thorough in his case preparation and has an excellent reputation for dealing calmly and sensitively with difficult cases and lay clients.

Barry is approved by the Bar Council to accept direct public access instructions.

He also participates in arranging and delivering training courses as part of the continuing professional development of solicitors.



His practice areas consist of the following:

  • Consumer law
  • Sale of Goods
  • General commercial/contract disputes
  • Property disputes- including building disputes, landlord & tenant, housing matters, issues involving trespass, planning, boundaries, easements and restrictive covenants, trusts of land and co-ownership disputes.
  • Professional negligence (Barry is a member of the Professional Negligence Bar Association and has experience in claims involving solicitors, architects and other construction professionals and insurers).
  • Company law / partnership disputes / agency law
  • Insolvency

Civil actions against the police


Personal Injury 

Barry has extensive experience of Claimant and Defendant personal injury litigation, in particular:

  • RTA claims (including claimant and defendant fraud)
  • Employers liability claims
  • Highway claims
  • Criminal Injury Compensation Appeals (CICA)
  • Animal Act claims
  • Occupiers Liability Act claims
  • Claims involving children

He regularly appears in Fast and Multi track actions and is able to draft claims or defences, or advise on quantum and evidence, at short notice.

Credit Hire

He is uniquely placed to offer his expertise in presenting arguments in this constantly developing area of law and, having regularly received instructions to act on behalf of Claimant and Defendant, is familiar with the strength and weaknesses of the arguments utilised by both.


Barry is married with three children. He enjoys rugby, sailing, windsurfing and scuba diving.



Areas of Law

Barry Cawsey (2001) is happy to accept instructions as counsel who is:

  • Approved for the following panels:
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Costs
  • Inheritance Act Claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Road Traffic
  • Wills & Probate

Outside of these key areas of law, Barry Cawsey (2001) is always willing to consider any enquiry requiring the experience or knowledge needed to help you or your client. Please call Barry direct or the support team on 01823 247 247 if you would like to discuss any aspect of this profile.

Fees and Feedback

Fees and Feedback

Details regarding our approach to fees can be found at the following link:


Please see “profile” tab for description of the legal services provided by this barrister.

We aim to complete and return all paperwork within 14 days (2 weeks) of receipt if no specific deadline is provided. We can work to much faster timescales if requested or we can agree a specific target date for each individual circumstance. We will always advise at the outset if counsel is unable to meet any deadline.

Each barrister has a standard hourly rate for their work. The individual hourly rate can be agreed when instructions are acknowledged if preferred. We welcome early discussion as to the suitability of a specific barrister for a specific case. The right barrister will have the relevant expertise to deal with the case but will not be too junior, or too senior depending on the complexities.

We aim to allocate all cases to the correct level of experience & seniority which we believe will prove most to be the most cost effective solution for our clients.

If, due to urgency, we allocate paperwork to a more senior member of Clerksroom, we will charge the appropriate hourly rate for the work, not for the barrister. We welcome early discussion to ensure the correct fee is applied to the case at the outset.


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Complaints information

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PO Box 6806
Tel: 0300 555 0333

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