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Barry Harwood


Barry's employment practice encompasses the full range of employment law issues including unfair, constructive and wrongful dismissals, redundancy, TUPE, whistleblowing, misconduct and harassment in the workplace.
He has dealt with many complex discrimination claims in a range of areas.

Previously he was an employed barrister, working as Head of Legal Services at a large employer's organisation, where he was representing more than 900 companies from SME to blue chip, corporate, international and global employers.  He was responsible for providing employment law advice, advocacy and training.

Barry gained Partner level management experience in positions including Head of Employment Law and Director of Employment and Training at well known regional solicitors' firms, including Eversheds LLP.

Client Recommendations:
"I worked with Mr Harwood on an extremely complex discrimination case. I am always delighted to have a barrister in the room who is powerful and tenacious in representing their client's interests and know how to work with the mediator to get the best deal. Barry did a great job for his client and was charming with it." - Amanda Bucklow, Founding Partner at Moot Hill Partners

Reported Cases

  • DHL Excel Supply Chain Ltd v Mr M Davies
  • Ms C Short (Appeal No. 2) v P J Hayman & Co Ltd
  • Bevan v Royal Bank of Scotland (ICR 2880 682)
  • Mr S Ahmed V City of Bradford Metropolitan Borough Council EAT UKEAT/0145/14/KN
  • Victimisation-Protected disclosure-detriment


  • British Association for Sport and the Law
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Industrial Law Society
  • Former member of the BSB Professional Conduct Committee and Bar Council Equality & Diversity Committee
  • ADR-ODR International accredited Civil-Commercial Mediator