Nicholas Barry

Nicholas Barry

Year of Call: 2011

Clerks: James Watson / Lee Fifield

Nicholas joined chambers in September 2019 following successful completion of his pupillage and he accepts instructions in family matters.

In relation to family matters, Nicholas has an expanding practice within financial remedy proceedings, an area in which he is increasingly specialising. His practice has included acting in an advisory capacity and representing clients at all stages of proceedings including final hearings.

Nicholas has extensive experience in private law children matters and has conducted cases before various levels of the judiciary. Such cases involve contested issues surrounding contact; applications for specific issue orders and prohibited steps orders and applications for non-molestation orders and occupation orders.

Nicholas is frequently instructed in multi-day fact-finding hearings involving allegations of domestic violence. In September 2020 Nicholas was instructed in a 10-day fact-finding/final hearing, as one of two junior counsel, in a case which involved allegations of significant injuries having been caused to a child. 


Nicholas was educated in Corpus Christi High School following which he attended Cardiff High School for sixth form.

Before coming to the Bar, Nicholas qualified as a solicitor (March 2017) within the Dispute Resolution Department of Hugh James giving him experience in a variety of commercial litigation matters as well as housing management cases. Nicholas studied law at the University of the West of England before returning to Cardiff where he undertook the Bar Professional Training Course at Cardiff University. He was awarded the grade of ‘Outstanding’.