Barry T. Smith K.C.

Year of Call: 2005

Year of Silk: 2020


LL.M Harvard University

Dip. LP University of Strathclyde

LL.B(Hons) University of Strathclyde

Special interests

Health & Safety

Personal Injury

Public and fatal accident inquiries


Barry is a member of the Regulatory Crime team at Compass Chambers.

He has a broad regulatory practice with a particular specialism in health and safety. He acts for major clients in the oil / off-shore, engineering, rail, construction, transport and retail industries. He has been consistently recommended in Legal 500 and Chambers (Band 1) in Health & Safety. Legal 500 (2014) describes him as “The leading junior at the Scottish bar for health and safety and regulatory work" whilst Chambers (2014) say “his attention to detail is second to none.”



HMA v Scottish Fire & Rescue Service (HSWA s.2)

HMA v Bilfinger Salamis UK Ltd (Work at Height Regulations 2005 r.4)

FAI in re death of Russell Robinson (for Harkand ISS Ltd; in re North Sea saturation diving accident