Kevin Barry is a barrister specialising in consumer and trading standards law, regulatory, cybercrime and complex and serious crime matters.

Kevin is well known among those that instruct him for his thorough preparation, excellent client skills and his commercial and practical approach in consumer and regulatory cases. He is well regarded for his incisive and effective cross–examination, particularly where technical and expert evidence is involved. He is at ease in the Court of Appeal, regularly appearing in cases involving complex factual and legal points.

His expertise have developed over the past few years since he was instructed for the defence in the very high–profile computer–hacking case of R v Ackroyd and Others (Southwark Crown Court 2013).

CPS Panel appointments

General Crime Level 4

Key cases & testimonials

R v M2020 Derby CC 2020 – prosecuted these two separate cases exhibiting the phenomenon of the deployment of sophisticated malware to blackmail and extort cryptocurrency funds.

Svetoslav Donchev 2019 Southwark CC, 2019 – where D was extradited from Bulgaria for his role in writing and distributing complex malware packages and marketing them to fraudsters internationally, leading to estimated losses of over £40 million in the UK – see more here

Kane Gamble – Old Bailey & Leicester Crown Court – 2018 – Prosecution and Defence – teen “cyber terrorist” charged with hacking into the security systems of the FBI, CIA & US Justice dept. Click Here

R v X (2016 – on-going) – Fraud. Kevin prosecutes in this complicated investment fraud case where losses are estimated at over £1 million. Guilty pleas have been secured.

R v Ishaq and Choudhary (Northampton Crown Court 2015) – Proceeds of Crime (POCA). Kevin secured confiscation orders for in excess of £500,000 in this case, with a background of international money laundering.

Thomas LJ (now the Lord Chief Justice) complimenting Kevin on his presentation of a difficult appeal against conviction before the Court of Appeal: “…the eloquent way in which Mr Barry has put all the points that were properly made on the appellant's behalf R v JOHN MCEWAN [2011] EWCA Crim 1026

Further information

LLB (Hons) University of Birmingham