Larry Barker

Specialist in Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Larry is a primarily a commercial dispute resolution lawyer with significant experience in many areas of law including; contract disputes, debt recovery & enforcing judgments; bankruptcy & insolvency; probate disputes; director’s disqualification & misfeasance and professional negligence claims.

He gained over 20 years management and commercial experience in various industries such as; education; toiletries, cosmetics & other FMCG’s; distribution & logistics; construction & financial services and recruitment before becoming a lawyer, making Larry unique amongst his contemporaries.

To the satisfaction of his many and varied clients, which are based both in UK and Europe and many of whom have dealt with him throughout his years in practice, Larry has successfully settled both in court and by ‘alternative methods of dispute resolution’ many complex and valuable commercial disputes.

Larry also acts in non-litigious areas of law such as  agricultural & commercial property and planning law.

Larry is very approachable and able to make the complexities of law easy to understand.


Successfully concluded by both mediation and litigation several commercial contractual disputes for an Italian manufacturer of complex CNC machines, each machine costing between circa £250,000 and £750,000.

Successfully brought a claim and defended a counterclaim in respect of breach of terms of hire involving two UK PLC’s, value of claim and counter claim, circa £500,000.

Successfully brought a claim of fraud by one director of a property development company against a second director, value of fraud was circa £325,000.

Recovered many debts (too many to remember) of various sums and where necessarily enforced such judgments for many clients in many varied fields of work such as recruitment, supply of goods and services, the motor vehicle industry and construction.

External Roles

He is also a town councillor in Congleton and a member of the Congleton Partnership.


Larry is married with two adult ‘children’.  When not working Larry is a keen runner, skier and golfer who, being a former union and league player, coach, and referee enjoys watching rugby and  football as well as assisting his wife with her equestrian activities.  He also enjoys playing cards and board games, travel, music and reading.

Contact Details Larry Barker
  • Email [email protected]
  • Office 0845 257 9449
  • Phone 01260 277321
  • Mobile 07711 907596
  • Skype
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