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Barney is a senior consultant in the property team.

He is an extremely experienced commercial real estate lawyer and has wide knowledge in all aspects of property development, including associated construction issues.

Barney trained and qualified at Powell & Young, Pocklington and then moved in-house to Asda Stores Limited. He joined London law firm McGuinness Finch in 1989 and subsequently established their Leeds office.

He joined Square One Law in 2011 and played a major role in developing the property team. He is renowned for building long-term relationships with his clients, who like his commercial approach, working with them to achieve the required result both swiftly and efficiently. “Clients praise his ‘can do mentality’ and his ability to ‘take the deal forward’” – Chambers UK.

Barney acts for leading regional and national commercial landlords and developers including: Highbridge, Landid, Shepherd Offshore and Able UK to name a few.


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