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Barry Linnane

Barry Linnane

Crime and Extradition Solicitor
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Admitted as a solicitor in 1981, Barry Linnane has been a duty solicitor both in the police station and in the Magistrates court since the schemes were introduced and has been a Higher Rights advocate for over 10 years.

Barry runs a large caseload and has considerable experience in dealing with a broad range of cases. He is a grade A supervisor in Very High Cost Cases and serious fraud cases and has developed an expertise in historic sex cases, violent crime and large scale drugs cases.

Barry also regularly practices Extradition Law and represents a number of clients throughout the extradition process.


  • De Montfort University

Recent cases:

  • R v D (2017) - Two hung juries obtained and thus acquittal in conspiracy to supply 10 kilos of class A drugs where client was apprehended packing the drugs into a hide in his van.
  • R v O (2017) - Glassing case where Prosecution were persuaded to accept glass was not used as a weapon and non custodial sentence obtained.
  • R v Y (2017) –Historic sex case where Crown dropped all counts committed before client’s 14 birthday when doctrine of doli incapax raised in correspondence.
  • R v E (2017) - Historic sexual allegations by adult complainant. Acquittal secured.
  • R v B (2016)  – Acquittal secured for client prosecuted in drugs conspiracy when found in possession of 50 kilos of class B drugs.  
  • R v F (2016) - Large scale boiler room fraud. Client acquitted.
  • R v K (2016) – drugs conspiracy where client received lenient sentence despite having 2014 conviction for drug supply.
  • R v T (2016) - Historic sex case involving two sisters complaining against client.
  • R v S (2016) - Domestic murder where defendant ran a diminished responsibility defence to murder based on his depression.
  • R v F (2015) - Client charged in multi-handed indictment involving a 15 year old Slovakian girl forced into prostitution by group of men and women in Folkestone. Client charged with rape and acquitted.
  • R v RH – Client was sentenced to 2 years 3 months for sexual assault on a minor which was reduced to 12 weeks on appeal.