Barbara is active in various branches of individual and collective employment law, as well as social security law. She also focuses on related aspects of commercial law (such as agency and concession agreements). She assists clients on a daily basis (providing advice and litigation support).

In 1995, Barbara obtained a law degree at the Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven), after studying at the Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP) in Namur. In 1997 she also obtained a "Diplôme d’Etudes Spécialisées en droit économique" from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

She has worked in the Kortrijk office since she joined Claeys & Engels in 1997. Since then she has also been a member of the Kortrijk Bar.