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Snaresbrook Barristers' Chambers

the chambers of Joseph Barry

Welcome to the Snaresbrook Chambers, the Chambers of Joseph Barry. Joseph is a barrister specialising in Serious Fraud, Financial Crime and Serious Crime.


He was called in 1987, qualified at Cloisters Chambers in 1986, and throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s was a tenant at Wellington Street, the chambers from which legendary human rights chambers Doughty Street was formed.


He has acted as leading barrister and junior counsel in serious criminal cases since the 1990s, with an emphasis on murder and serious organised crime, often involving large scale or international drugs allegations.


He has specialised in serious sexual offences throughout his career, and was a leading barrister in the obscenity trials of the 1980s.


Over the last decade, he has developed a niche practice in Fraud and Financial Crime cases, often involving corruption/and or public institutions.

Joseph was a lecturer and Head of Criminal Litigation and Evidence on the Inns of Court School of Law Barristers’ Course (now City Law School), and has lectured and been published in Criminal and Fraud Law. He also wrote the course on Fraud Law for Bar Students.


To enquire about Joseph’s diary for advocacy work, for academic engagement enquiries, or for press requests for comment on Fraud and Financial Crime stories, please call 0207 971 1262.

Case highlights include:


  • A case of Fraud by Abuse of Position by an insurance agent accused of stealing £2m from clients

  • Numerous high value HMRC carousel prosecutions

Tel: (+44) 020 7971 1262


Address: Snaresbrook Chambers, 1st Floor, 193 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2AH

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