Barry has always loved a good debate. With a passion for advocacy and engaging with his professional peers, he has relished the opportunity to help many people over the years, while earning a solid reputation as a person committed to achieving results. As Shine Special Counsel, his focus is on advocacy and strategy in the core Queensland areas of Employment, WorkCover, Public Liability, Motor Vehicle, and Product Liability claims.
Barry’s legal career began in his native Scotland, where he studied at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Diploma in Legal Practice, qualifying in 1998 after a two-year legal traineeship. Upon qualification, he worked for the Reid Cooper Partnership and Biggart Baillie, two of the key firms in Insurance Litigation in Scotland at the time.
He moved to Australia in 2004, was admitted to practice in Queensland in 2007 and was authorised to practise as a principal in 2011. Upon relocating to Australia, he commenced working for Shine Lawyers, and has been here ever since. He has enjoyed success in the Shine Special Counsel role for the last 11 years.
With years of working for insurers under his belt, Barry is able to see matters through the eyes of his legal opponents. Forewarned is forearmed as they say! His investigative mind and attention to detail make him a formidable ally for any client looking to right the wrongs in their life.
Outside of work he enjoys surfing, the outdoors, music and spending time with his family.