Barry Phillips



About Barry Phillips

Barry is a Tedx Speaker ( with his contrarian view that it is time to ditch open door policies in the workplace.

He has worked at the European Parliament, the European Court of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation in Geneva. He has travelled extensively and lived in eight different countries considering himself to be a global citizen first, a European second and British last of all.

He is a former President of the Belfast Speakers’ Circle which was set up in 1945 to encourage and to practise the art of public speaking.

Recently, for his 50th birthday Barry did an Ironman in France completing the 2.4 mile swim, the 112 mile bike ride and 26 mile run in 15 hours and 35 degree heat. He speaks Russian and Spanish and lives with his wife and daughter just outside Belfast.

Barry Phillips founded Legal-Island in 1998. Since then, the company has grown into the leading workplace compliance training company in Ireland.