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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

Barry Smith

Compass Chambers - Edinburgh

Barry Smith - Compass Chambers
  • Parliament House
  • Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK
  • EH1 1RF

Profile submitted by Barry Smith

Practice Areas

Member of the regulatory crime team at Compass Chambers. Experienced in the defence of charges under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and related Regulations. Acts for major clients in the engineering, oil / off-shore, rail, construction, transport and retail industries. He is also experienced in fatal road traffic accident prosecutions and in the conduct of fatal accident inquiries. He regularly speaks at seminars and conferences on regulatory crime.

Professional Memberships

Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.


Graduate of Strathclyde University (LL.B (1st Class Hons)) and Harvard Law School (LLM) (Kennedy Scholar); Trained at Crown Office 2000 – 2002; Qualified (solicitor) in 2002; Procurator Fiscal Depute 2002 – 2004; Faculty of Advocates Lord Reid Scholar 2004; Called to the Bar 2005; Session Cases Reporter.