Barry qualified as a lawyer in South Africa in 1986 where he practised in commercial law till the end of 2001. In 2002 Barry and his family moved to Australia.
In 2004 Barry completed a Graduate Certificate in Applied law which was necessary to be admitted as solicitor in Queensland. In 2006 Barry obtained his Masters in Law degree.
Barry practices in commercial law with focus on leases buying and selling of businesses, business structuring and business succession.