Wayne Barnes is an experienced criminal barrister and trial advocate with more than two decades of experience. His work has included defending some of the largest global organisations.
Wayne conducts complex, internal and corporate investigations across multiple jurisdictions. He has represented clients being investigated or prosecuted by law enforcement entities such as the UK Serious Fraud Office and the US Department of Justice. He is often called upon to deliver training to companies and individuals on how to avoid regulatory intervention. His work crosses a variety of industries and includes publishing, sports, logistics, energy and infrastructure, as well as natural resources.
With more than 16 years’ experience as an international rugby union referee, Wayne is able to bridge the worlds of law and sport, and has recently conducted investigations and reviews for the British Judo Association, England Boxing and England Hockey.
Wayne is a well-established speaker, offering insight into leadership, facing adversity, dealing with pressure and building effective teams for numerous international organisations.