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Kirsten Barry

Year of call 1993, Lincoln's Inn  

Areas of Expertise
Employment, Personal Injury

"Very experienced in sexual harassment, discrimination and redundancy matters."

Legal 500, 2017

"Recommended for redundancy, constructive dismissal, discrimination and sexual harassment claims."

Legal 500, 2016

"Her expertise spans redundancy, disability discrimination and constructive dismissal, among other areas."

Legal 500, 2015

"Noted for her broad employment law practice, which emphasises matters such as dismissals, sexual harassment and redundancies"

Chambers & Partners 2015

"Strong in all areas of her broad practice."

Legal 500 2014

"She is very responsive and the clients really like her. She is very good at marshalling evidence and she's got a very good grasp of the relevant issues."

Chambers & Partners 2014

“Kirsten Barry brings a ‘fair and measured’ approach to a variety of complex employment cases. She proves particularly good on constructive dismissal and redundancy issues.”

Chambers & Partners 2013


Kirsten acts for both Claimants and Respondents and appears in tribunals nationwide. She acts regularly on behalf of a number of blue-chip companies and local authorities and she undertakes work on a direct-access basis, almost weekly. She advises clients at all stages of an employment dispute, not just post-dismissal but also during internal disciplinary matters and grievance hearings.

Kirsten is known for her friendly and down to earth manner. She provides clear, robust advice but always remains sensitive to the situation and particular needs of her client. She enjoys strong working relationships with her instructing solicitors and will always go the extra mile in terms of delivering urgent advice and dealing with out of hours queries.


Kirsten Barry's practice is split between Employment Law and Personal Injury with an emphasis on Employment Law. She specialises in all areas of employment work but has significant experience of redundancy matters, constructive dismissal, disability discrimination, sexual harassment and public interest disclosure claims.


Employment Lawyer's Association


LLB (Hons), Sheffield University

Prescribed Information

Miss Kirsten Barry is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Miss Barry can be found here.

Miss Barry’s clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that she provides. Their contact details can be found for employment here and for personal injury here. It is most common for Miss Barry to undertake Court and Tribunal services for a fixed fee or a brief fee plus additional refresher days. For advisory work, paperwork and conferences it is most commonly charged at an hourly rates although fixed fees are available. Conditional Fee Agreements and Damages Based Agreements will be considered in cases with favourable prospects of success. Miss Barry will typically return paperwork within 14-21 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.

Specialist Areas of Practice:


Personal Injury

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