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          Barry Harwood-Ferreira

          Deputy Director of Advocacy // Barrister // Head of Employment (DWF Advocacy)

          Barry is featured in Chambers and Partners and the top Legal 500 for his work in the area of discrimination, and equality and diversity issues.

          Barry's experience as Senior Counsel extends to complex and sensitive employment tribunal issues, including appearances in the Employment Appeals Tribunal, multi-day cases for respondents and claimants.  He possesses an international and civil commercial mediation qualification and is also a pupil supervisor and Advocacy trainer.

          • Employment Lawyers Association, ADR-ODR international civil & commercial mediation
          • Stonewall Senior LGBT Champion and LGBT senior leadership course
          • DHL Excel Supply Chain Ltd v Mr M Davies
          • Ms C Short (Appeal No. 2) v P J Hayman & Co Ltd
          • Bevan v Royal Bank of Scotland (ICR 2880 682)
          • Mr S Ahmed V City of Bradford Metropolitan Borough Council EAT UKEAT/0145/14/KN
          • Victimisation-Protected disclosure-detriment

          "Very personable and client-friendly and quick to grasp the key themes of the case."

          "Clients love him because of his personable style - his client manner is terrific."

          "He is a pragmatic litigator."

          Chambers & Partners

          "very experienced in discrimination cases."

          Legal 500 

          "I have worked with Barry for several years now and am always impressed by his diligence, legal knowledge and commitment to cases. He takes the times to understand what the client wants but manages expectations, working together with his instructing solicitors to achieve the best possible outcome for them. He is a shrewd advocate, client focused, always well prepared and is never fazed by pressure."

          Phillip Richardson (Partner at Stephensons LLP)

          "Barry is committed, capable and client-focused Barrister; a pleasure to work with. He has an excellent manner with clients and is also a very talented trainer".

          Lorna Scully, Senior Associate at Veale Wasbrough Vizards