In 2007, Barry attended a Resolution training course that focussed on pensions, divorce and the collaborative process, culminating in achieving an accreditation following an examination. He is one of only 102 people in the UK who hold this qualification and is also part of the ‘Linked In’ group, where he can refer questions amongst his fellow professionals to obtain views on specific cases.
Barry is the treasurer of Brightpod.
Barry is the proud father of two children, Jessica and Jasmine. When he is not spending time with his family, he is a keen cyclist and enjoys cycling both on and off road. He also enjoys kayaking on the local rivers and sea, five-a-side football, golf, gardening (which he finds very relaxing when you have a head full of figures!) and walking his dog, Trevor (named by his eldest daughter).
- B-Tec National in Business Studies
- Banking Diploma, Law & Economics
- Financial Planning Certificate
- Advanced Financial Planning Certificate
- Chartered Insurance Institute G60 Pensions
- Resolution Accreditation in Pensions & Financial Matters Relating to Divorce
I was really pleased to discover that there was an alternative to the traditional essentially adversarial process around divorce. For me the collaborative approach resonated strongly with my personal values of trying wherever possible to achieve a win – win; or at the least reducing the harm to either party.
"I also felt supported throughout by knowing that my lawyer was both looking after my interests, and honouring the process.
"It wasn’t easy, but in the end, I felt that both I and my ex-partner were able to close the chapter knowing that we had done the “right” thing by each other.