Barry has a broad spectrum of expertise in all of the key areas of real estate work with particular focus on the commercial development and investment sectors and a further specialism in housebuilding and PTRS/BTR.

Barry acts for landowners and developers (both in the private and public sector), funders, investors and tenants with a key emphasis on complex development arrangements and large investment projects, including conditional contracts, option arrangements, joint ventures, leasing, property finance arrangements and lending, as well as tax efficient property structures and vehicles.

He has particular experience in structuring off shore tax efficient property investment vehicles acting for both fund managers and investors. He also has extensive recent experience acting for developers and landowners in the wind, PV, hydro and AD sector of the renewable energy market. This is across the range of installations from small single turbine developments to large 100 Mw plus windfarms as well as commercial PV, hydro and AD/EfW projects.

  • Sigma Capital Group plc
  • The PRS REIT plc
  • Altum Capital Partners Limited
  • Apeiron Capital Limited
  • Robertson Homes Limited
  • Development of core client base from scratch on return to the law in 2009 with particular focus on the housebuilding sector where I have a recognised expertise and profile – previous clients include many of the volume housebuilders operating in the UK market – Barratt, Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon, Avant Homes and Robertson Homes.
  • Leading role in the emerging UK private rented sector (PRS) wave hitting the UK property market acting for institutional and UHNW overseas investors in the delivery of over £1.5 billion of investment through various joint ventures structures and funds operating in the sector since 2013
  • Creation of a large Middle Eastern client base including the development of a specialism in Islamic financing and shariah compliant structuring vital to the client base.

Previous Law Firms

  • Dentons UKMEA LLP
  • Maclay Murray & Spens LLP
  • Semple Fraser LLP
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • McGrigor Donald (now Pinsent Masons)
  • Biggart Baillie (now DWF)



  • University of Strathclyde

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