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Barry Harwood

Schools, Colleges & Universities

Barry has combined expertise in employment law and practice and Academic culture and teaching, he is a Governor for a large university with over 38,000 students and over 4.000 staff and he sits on the recruitment and marketing and student experience and retention committees as a Governor, and is the equality and diversity champion to the Board of Governors.

In addition to a predominantly Tribunal and advisory-based practice, Barry has extensive personal experience of education and teaching, he is a senior lecturer in Law PT on the [BPTC] Bar Professional training course, where he is subject leader for Professional ethics, employment law and a civil advocacy, he is also an LLB tutor for the Open university and for Cilex, he combines his academic roles with practice, where he is instructed on a Public access basis and by solicitors to undertake complex multi-day discrimination cases against schools, colleges and HE sector clients and he represents many respondents across the whole sector in defending all such claims i.e. unfair dismissal, discrimination, Public interest disclosure, and freedom of information issues, and the conduct of grievance and disciplinary processes.

Barry has a very wide and diverse client base and he covers the whole education sector, including providing training to his clients too. He also has experience of the Judicial Mediation scheme which is offered by Employment Tribunals, and is well versed in advising on negation and tactics.

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