Barry holds the degrees of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics from Monash University. An Accredited Family Law Specialist, he has practiced exclusively in the Family and the Domestic Relationship jurisdiction for over 40 years. His special interest and involvement is in complex financial matters involving companies, trusts and related entities. He regularly presents to legal conferences on Family Law and related issues. He has completed the Bond University Mediation Course and has mediated in a number of complex financial disputes.