Barry Robinson

Director, BDO Limerick

Business Restructuring | Forensic Services

Executive summary

Barry leads BDO’s Forensic Services team in Ireland and has specialised in the area of forensic accounting and investigations since 2001.  He joined BDO in 2019 and is one of Ireland’s most experienced forensic accountants.  He has worked on some of the most complex and high-profile forensic cases in Ireland. He has given evidence in Court and provided his expert opinions at mediations.


Barry has written and assisted in the preparation of expert reports for use in legal proceedings in a number of jurisdictions, including the Commercial Court in Ireland, the High Court in Northern Ireland, the UK Royal Courts of Justice and the High Court in the Netherlands. He has attended as an Expert at a large number of complex commercial mediations and has presented his findings at mediation.  

He has led a number of complex investigations into allegations of misappropriation of assets, false accounting, financial statement fraud and breaches of company law, policies and procedures.  He is the co-author of the Chapter on “Corporate Investigations” in the book “White Collar Crime in Ireland: Law and Policy” edited by Dr. Joe McGrath and published by Clarus Press.  He is also a guest lecturer on the Honourable Society of King’s Inns Advanced Diploma in Regulatory, Corporate & White-Collar Crime and speaks at conferences and events on the topic of fraud and financial crime.

He is a Council member of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association, a position he has held since 2016. 

He holds a Masters Degree (MSc) in Forensic Accounting and Chartered Accountants Ireland’s Diploma in Forensic Accounting.  He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) in Accounting with French.  He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.