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Barry Cawsey

Called to the bar in 2001, Barry is an experienced advocate based in South Wales. He has a nationwide general common law practice with many years of experience in a wide variety of practice areas. Barry is absolutely thorough in his case preparation and has an excellent reputation for dealing calmly and sensitively with difficult cases.

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Barry Cawsey

Barry is very approachable to both professional and lay clients and develops an excellent working relationship with his clients over the natural progression of a case, helping to maintain continuity to maximise the potential for a successful outcome. Sensitive to the cost consequences to his clients of each step taken in litigation, Barry works to ensure that his clients obtain the best value for money invested at every stage of the process. He is particularly adept in the negotiation of settlement agreements and the conduct of mediations.

Barry is approved by the Bar Council to accept direct/public access instructions and to conduct litigation.

Barry's Experience

Called in 2001


Barristers in England and Wales are regulated by the Bar Standards Board

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General Common Law / Chancery Matters
  • Travel claims
  • Consumer law
  • Debt matters
  • Sale of Goods
  • General contract disputes
  • Property disputes - including building disputes, landlord & tenant, housing matters, issues involving trespass, planning, boundaries, easements and restrictive covenants, trusts of land and co-ownership disputes
  • Professional negligence (Barry has experience in claims involving solicitors, architects and other construction professionals and insurers)
  • Company law / partnership disputes / agency law
  • Insolvency
  • Proceedings in relation to contempt of court
Personal Injury and Credit Hire Claims
  • RTA claims (including claimant and defendant fraud)
  • Employer's liability claims
  • Highway claims
  • Criminal Injury Compensation Appeals (CICA)
  • Animal Act claims
  • Occupiers' Liability Act claims
  • Claims involving children

Barry regularly appears in fast and multi-track actions. 

His written work is of an exceptionally high standard, and he is able to accommodate short notice requests for drafting:

  • Pre-action correspondence and letters of claim
  • Claim forms and particulars of claim
  • Defences
  • Instructions to Experts
  • CPR Part 18 Questions and Replies
  • Advice on the merits, evidence and court procedure
  • Interlocutory applications
Privacy Policy

1. This is a privacy notice that describes how, why and for how long I will process or keep your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).
2. The GDPR governs how an individual’s personal data is used, and your rights in relation to that data.
3.  I, Barry Cawsey, have been instructed by you or your litigation friend (usually a parent), through your solicitor or agent, or via the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
4.  It is necessary for me to process your personal data in order for me to provide you with legal services, for example:

  • Advise on the prospects of litigation;
  • Advise on the value of your claim;
  • Representation at a court hearing;
  • Representation at trial;
  • Advise, review or comment on legal issues or evidence.

5. Processing means anything done to data such as: recording, organising, adapting, altering, copying, consulting, transmitting, combining, erasing or storing it.

6.The processing for the purposes listed above will take place in accordance with either Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, depending on how you instructed me.

7. If you have instructed me on a direct access basis, or engaged a solicitor (or legal agent), to assist you in bringing or defending a claim then the processing is necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR). To give effect to that contract (i.e. to bring a claim) it is necessary for me to process your personal data for litigation purposes.

8. If I am assisting you on a pro bono basis, it will be necessary for me to seek your consent to be able to represent you (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). In this scenario, you will be sent a consent form.

Recipients of your data

9.  I may also be required to share your data with others, depending on the nature of your case. This may include:

(i)  Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;

(ii) Your solicitors, or agent representing you, through whom I have been instructed;

(iii) Potential witnesses, experts and other persons involved in the case;

(iv) Solicitors, barristers, or other legal representatives;

(v) Ombudsman and regulatory authorities;

(vi) Education and examining bodies; and

(vii) Current, past or prospective employers.

Special Categories of Data

10.  In some cases I will have been given your personal data that is within the ‘special categories’ of data described in GDPR Article 9(1). For example, personal data that reveals your race, ethnicity, sexual preferences, political or religious beliefs, trade union membership or health. There are also restrictions for processing information regarding criminal convictions.

11. This type of personal data will only be processed where it is necessary in order to represent you in your legal claim, or advise on the prospects of a legal claim.


12. I will retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary, and where it is possible, I will anonymise your data.

13. How long your personal data is kept will depend on a number of factors. The retention period will be reviewed when the service I am providing you with is complete. However in general, I am obliged by the Bar Code of Conduct to retain records of my cases, and by HM Revenue and Customs to retain records for 6 years.

14. Once your case has concluded and fees have been paid, I shall retain only the personal data necessary for the following purposes:

(i) The legal and professional obligation to retain information relating to my cases;

(ii) To check for any potential conflict of interests that may arise in the future when I am instructed on other cases;

(iii) For use in the defence of potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes;

(iv) To refer back to in future cases which raise similar legal, factual, or procedural issues.

15. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14 (ii), (iii), and (iv) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. That is, for the purposes of legitimate interests that are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

16. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14(i) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) GDPR. That is, the processing is necessary for me to comply with a legal obligation. 

Your Rights

17. Where processing of your personal data was based on your consent (see paragraphs 6 and 8) you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

18. Withdrawal of your consent to process such data will most likely mean that I am no longer able to provide you with the legal services you seek.

19. You may request confirmation that your personal data is being processed by me and details about the personal data, the source, the processing, the purposes of the processing, the recipients and the retention period.

20. You may request a copy of your personal data that is being processed by me. You may also request rectification (i.e. correction) where there are inaccuracies in the personal data.

21. You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of your personal data in paragraph 14 of this privacy notice. Should you object, the processing will only continue where there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests. 

22. Where the processing or retention of your data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, it will not be possible to object. 

23. You have the right to request that your personal data is erased where any of the following apply:

(i) The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;

(ii) You withdraw your consent where the basis of processing was based on consent and where there is no other ground for the processing;

(iii) Where your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests override the legitimate interests of processing in paragraph 14;

(iv) The personal data has been unlawfully processed; or

(v) The personal data have to be erased to comply with a legal obligation.

24. You have the right to request that your personal data is restricted from processing, so that it is simply stored, for the following reasons: as an alternative to deletion; so that it can be corrected; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; to verify if a legitimate ground exists (paragraph 14).

25. Where it is necessary to correct your personal data, or you have requested the restriction or erasure of your personal data, I shall endeavour to contact the recipients of the personal data, unless this involves disproportionate effort. 


26. I take appropriate physical and technical procedures to safeguard your personal data to prevent it from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. 

Complaints or Queries

27. If you have any questions regarding this privacy notice, or how I use your personal data please email me: mailto:, or my clerks: telephone 01823 247 247.

28. I shall aim to respond as soon as possible, and within 30 days.

29. You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) if you believe I have not handled your request in an appropriate manner. For information on contacting the ICO please go to:

Barry's Testimonials

I found Barry very efficient and rapid in his response to my instructions. I was very pleased with the work that I received. I will be using him again in the future. Approachable and relaxed in his manner over email. A+"

Mark Hammond

Higgs & Sons

I cannot speak highly enough of Barry. Every time I have instructed him he has provided me with an excellent service. He is always prompt at responding to messages and has given me clear and concise advice.

Jonathan Cudd

Peter Lynn & Partners

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you (Barry Cawsey) for your excellent advocacy and representation. We were most impressed with the speed in which you picked up a most complex and multilayered case - whilst understanding all the key players so effectively in such short time.

Rory Da'Bell

Lay client



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