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Supporting Meningitis Awareness Week

This week, we’re supporting Meningitis Awareness Week - an initiative aimed at raising awareness of meningitis amongst young people and teenagers, and the impact of the disease on them and those around them. A recently released report by the... [read more...]
18.09.2017

Latest trainee solicitor appointments announced

Barcan+Kirby are delighted to confirm the appointment of two new trainee solicitors from within our ranks, following an open recruitment process that drew in scores of applications.... [read more...]
14.09.2017

FIVE nominations for Bristol Law Society Awards

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve received no fewer than five nominations for the Bristol Law Society Awards this year!... [read more...]
13.09.2017

Women in Law Shortlisted for Business Award

The shortlist for the Business Leader Awards has been released and we’re delighted to see that we’ve once again made the final cut in the Marketing Campaign of the Year category. For the second year in a row, Barcan+Kirby is up for this prestigious... [read more...]
07.09.2017

New ‘Growing Together’ community campaign launches

We’re pleased and excited to announce the launch of a new local communities-based sponsorship programme, which will fund a number of growing-related projects around Bristol and South Gloucestershire.... [read more...]
01.09.2017

On your bike Giles! Land’s End to Bristol for the Grand Appeal

Consultant solicitor Giles Woodward is once again donning his cycling jersey to raise money for the Grand Appeal – this time by riding from Land’s End to Bristol in four days! Giles will be cycling 260 miles through the Cornish, Devon and Somerset... [read more...]
23.08.2017

Making strides in the fight against dementia – 20km walk for BRACE

Staff from our North Street office were put through their paces this weekend when they took part in a 20 kilometre sponsored walk to raise money for BRACE Alzheimer’s Research. The team, made up of ten employees plus one retired partner, trekked... [read more...]
28.06.2017

Firm links up with Bristol Energy to fight dementia

Hot on the heels of our Dementia Awareness Week donation scheme, we’re excited to announce our affiliate deal with Bristol Energy, which allows our staff to fundraise for BRACE when they switch energy suppliers. For every employee who switches their gas... [read more...]
16.05.2017

We’re supporting Dementia Awareness Week

At Barcan+Kirby, we’re proud to announce our support for Dementia Awareness Week, running May 15th to 21st, 2017. Dementia Awareness Week aims to unite people across the UK to take action against dementia – whether by fundraising, organising an event... [read more...]
11.05.2017

Aspiring solicitor? Tips for success in your trainee interview

You’ve been invited to interview for a training contract – congratulations! After years of study, securing a training contract is one of the trickiest hurdles you’ll face in your journey to become a fully fledged solicitor. It’s important that you get... [read more...]
24.04.2017

Firm announces internal promotions

We’re delighted to announce a number of internal promotions, including the appointment of Senior Associate Claire Hurrell to Partner, as the firm continues to go from strength to strength. Claire, a member of our medical negligence team, joined us in... [read more...]
03.04.2017

Make a Will Fortnight

We’re delighted to announce that Barcan+Kirby has raised over £2,000 for St Peter’s Hospice, as part of their Make a Will Fortnight last October.... [read more...]
28.03.2017

Celebrating our women in law for International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day – so we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate the contribution and achievements of our female staff. We strive to ensure our firm is a welcoming environment and make sure we nurture and reward all talent,... [read more...]
08.03.2017

Alex Castiglione appointed Head of Commercial Property

Barcan+Kirby are delighted to announce the promotion of Alex Castiglione to Senior Associate and Head of Commercial Property.... [read more...]
06.02.2017

Barcan+Kirby announces new supported charities

We’re delighted to announce that this year we’ve jointly selected BRACE, the dementia charity, and Bristol Dementia Action Alliance (BDAA) as our 2017 charities of the year. BRACE is an independent charity dedicated to raising funds that support... [read more...]
09.01.2017

2016 – How did we do?

As the new year gets underway, we’ve been reviewing our client feedback to see how we did in 2016. We’re pleased to say that even though last year we reported that 96% of our clients were happy with the service they received, this year we’ve gone one... [read more...]
05.01.2017

Firm raises £7,781 for Macmillan

For the past year we’ve been raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support, and now that 2016 is over we’re delighted to announce our fundraising total is £7,781! As well as the usual coffee mornings (with monthly supplies of home-baked cake),... [read more...]
03.01.2017

Iain Robinson joins commercial property team

We're pleased to announced that we have expanded our commercial team, with the appointment of Commercial Property lawyer, Iain Robinson. Iain joins the firm from Humphreys & Co and has seven years' experience in commercial property, specialising in... [read more...]
14.12.2016

We’re supporting Cots for Tots’ Christmas appeal

We’re delighted to announce that we’re supporting the Cots for Tots’ 2016 Christmas Stocking appeal. Cots for Tots is a Bristol-based charity that is committed to supporting the families of sick and premature babies in Bristol’s special care baby... [read more...]
06.12.2016

Make a pledge to Brake for Road Safety Week

We’re proud to once again support Road Safety Week, organised by Brake, the road safety charity. This event runs between 21 and 27 November, bringing together schools and communities to highlight the importance of safe driving. Barcan+Kirby is... [read more...]
18.11.2016

Leading the way on becoming ‘dementia friendly’

Staff at Barcan+Kirby have given their support to an Alzheimer's Society initiative to create 'dementia friendly' communities by attending a dementia information session. Over 100 of our staff have committed to becoming a 'Dementia Friend', meaning that... [read more...]
11.11.2016

Firm ranked top in Bristol for medical negligence

Barcan+Kirby’s medical negligence solicitors have once again been named as the dominant force in their field. The latest set of rankings from Chambers’ Guide to the Legal Profession were released on Wednesday and Barcan+Kirby were once again the only... [read more...]
04.11.2016

£1,000 for local dementia charity

A local dementia awareness charity has been given a boost, thanks to a £1,000 donation from Barcan+Kirby. Bristol Dementia Action Alliance (BDAA) is a community-based project that is funded entirely by volunteers. We’re working in partnership with BDAA... [read more...]
25.10.2016

Claire Hurrell named Lawyer of the Year

Barcan+Kirby are delighted to announce that Claire Hurrell has been awarded the prestigious Lawyer of the Year accolade by Bristol Law Society. Claire, a senior associate solicitor in the firm’s top-ranked medical negligence team, won the award for her... [read more...]
14.10.2016

Firm shortlisted for four regional law awards

We’re delighted to announce that Barcan+Kirby has been shortlisted for four awards in the forthcoming Bristol Law Society annual awards.... [read more...]
20.09.2016

Firm receives top tier Legal 500 ranking

We’re delighted to announce that our medical negligence, personal injury and family law teams have been recognised by Legal 500, an independent guide to the UK’s legal services providers. Described as “one of the best in the South West”, our... [read more...]
14.09.2016

Future retirees – beware the ‘middle class care gap’

An ageing population inevitably means that more and more of us will need care in our later years. But our Citizen 2025 research suggests that those aged 55+ - the so-called baby boomer generation - aren’t doing enough now to ensure that they can provide... [read more...]
06.09.2016

Firm shortlisted for regional marketing award

Barcan+Kirby’s Citizen 2025 campaign has been shortlisted as one of three finalists in the ‘marketing campaign of the year’ category of the Business Leader Awards 2016. This award is open to organisations of all shapes and sizes across Bristol and... [read more...]
05.09.2016

Firm appoints two new trainees

Barcan+Kirby are pleased to announce the appointment of two new trainee solicitors from within the firm, James Woodburn and Helena Bond, following a recruitment process which saw dozens of high quality applications.... [read more...]
15.08.2016

96% of clients would recommend our service

It’s been just over a year since we became Barcan+Kirby and in that time we’ve gone from strength to strength. Your perception of us and our service is important to us. We value all client feedback and are committed to using it to continually improve... [read more...]
14.04.2016

Barcan+Kirby make £8,599 donation to Macmillan

At Barcan+Kirby we’re proud of the support we give to charitable causes, both local and national. This year our chosen charity is Macmillan Cancer Support, and we’re delighted that we’ve just been able to hand them £8,599.28. The money will help... [read more...]
09.02.2016

We’re Bristol Law Society’s Law Firm of the Year 2015!

We’re pleased to announce that Barcan+Kirby have scooped the 2015 Law Firm of the Year (less than 15 partners) award at the annual Bristol Law Society event. This accolade is awarded to firms that are able to demonstrate excellence in the provision of... [read more...]
26.10.2015

Firm makes eight internal promotions

We’re delighted to announce a number of internal promotions to Associate and Senior Associate level within the firm. Congratulations to Alex Castiglione, from our Commercial property team, and to two members of our Residential conveyancing team –... [read more...]
28.09.2015

Barcan+Kirby receive top tier Legal 500 ranking

We’re delighted to announce that our medical negligence and personal injury teams have once again been recognised by Legal 500, an independent guide to the UK’s legal services.... [read more...]
21.09.2015

Firm shortlisted for three awards by Bristol Law Society

We’re delighted to announce that Barcan+Kirby has been shortlisted in three categories at the forthcoming Bristol Law Society annual awards.... [read more...]
16.09.2015

Barcan Woodward raises £4,163 for One25

Throughout 2014, we have all been hard at work, raising money for our chosen charity, One25. Our fundraising efforts have included bake sales, dress down Fridays and a sky dive back in the summer which involved three members of our team. We are delighted... [read more...]
10.12.2014

Barcan Woodward & Kirby Sheppard set to merge

We’re delighted to announce our intention to merge with fellow Bristol solicitors, Kirby Sheppard, a firm that shares many of our core values including our commitment to providing outstanding client service. We’re tremendously excited by this... [read more...]
25.06.2014

Firm awarded Law Society’s Lexcel accreditation

We’re delighted to announce that Barcan+Kirby has been awarded the prestigious Law Society’s mark of excellence, Lexcel. Lexcel is a recognised accreditation scheme for law firms and shows that we’ve met high client care and business management... [read more...]
24.06.2014

Firm raises over £3,000 for local charities in 2013

Staff at Barcan Woodward have raised over £3,000 for two local good causes as part of last year’s fundraising activity. During 2013 we were proud to support two Bristol-based charities – One25, who help and support street sex-working women,... [read more...]
08.01.2014

Firm’s charity & community work recognised by award

We’re pleased to announce that Barcan Woodward has won the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Firm of the Year award at this year’s Bristol Law Society’s annual awards dinner. We were also shortlisted for the President's Outstanding Contribution... [read more...]
11.10.2013

Top tier ranking for medical negligence team

We’re delighted to announce that our medical negligence and personal injury departments have been highly recommended by Legal 500, an independent guide to the UK’s legal services. We are one of only four firms in the South West to receive a top... [read more...]
26.09.2013

Team BW takes to the road & water for charity!

Members of the Barcan Woodward team have taken part in a number of fundraising events during September, including the Bristol half marathon and the annual dragon boat racing. We’ve now raised more than £1,200 during 2013 for two local charities –... [read more...]
23.09.2013

Firm’s team limbering up for half marathon challenge

Six dedicated runners from Barcan Woodward will be taking part in the Bristol and Cardiff half marathons to raise funds for Bristol charities One25 and the Julian Trust. The team, comprising Katherine Moyse, Fiona Dabell, James Parsonage (all pictured... [read more...]
02.09.2013

Top ranking for firm in 2014 Chambers UK guide

We’re delighted to announce that our medical negligence and personal injury teams have been highly ranked as leading departments by Chambers UK 2014, a leading independent guide to the legal profession. We’ve successfully retained our Band 1... [read more...]
03.08.2013

Jay Nathwani joins clinical negligence team

We’re pleased to announce that Jayshree Nathwani has joined the firm in the role of Associate. Jay joins the medical negligence team from Exeter based Parlett Kent, where she was appointed as Partner in 2005.... [read more...]
13.05.2013

Firm launches independent family mediation service

We’re pleased to announce the launch of Barcan Woodward Family Mediation – an independent practice that will enable us to provide family mediation services from each of our four Bristol offices.... [read more...]
04.04.2013

Claire Hurrell joins clinical negligence team

We’re pleased to announce that Claire Hurrell has joined the firm in the role of assistant solicitor. Claire joins the clinical and medical negligence team from Exeter-based Parlett Kent.... [read more...]
30.03.2013

Firm appoints Tom Powles as Partner

We're pleased to announce that Tom Powles of the family law team has been promoted to Partner.... [read more...]
21.03.2013

Firm provides free legal advice to community initiative

As a regional firm, the community within which we operate is integral to the way in which we do business. So we’re pleased to announce that we’re supporting Bedminster’s BID (Business Improvement District) proposal by providing them with legal... [read more...]
15.03.2013

Matthew Martin appointed to firm’s commercial team

We’re pleased to announce that Matthew Martin has joined the firm in the role of solicitor, to be based across our commercial and residential conveyancing teams in Bristol. Matthew specialises in commercial and residential property matters, with... [read more...]
06.03.2013

Firm achieves 98% client satisfaction rating in 2012

Throughout 2012, we received 96 completed feedback forms and we’re delighted with what you’ve told us. As well as achieving an overall client satisfaction rating of 98% (for which you were ‘very satisfied’ or ‘fairly satisfied’), you told us... [read more...]
30.01.2013

Firm announces 2013 charities of the year

We’re proud to announce that we’re supporting One25 and The Julian Trust Night Shelter as our 2013 charities of the year. As the only organisation in Bristol to support street sex-working women, One25 helps around 300 vulnerable individuals per... [read more...]
29.01.2013

A “top-notch Bristol firm” – Chambers UK 2013

Barcan Woodward’s clinical negligence team has been highly ranked as a leading department by Chamber UK 2013, an independent guide to the UK legal profession. We are also the only firm in Bristol and the surrounding area to receive a band 1 ranking... [read more...]
02.11.2012

Firm highly ranked by Chambers UK 2013

We're delighted to announce that Chambers UK 2013, an independent guide to the UK legal profession, has ranked the firm highly in two specialist practice areas. We are also pleased to confirm that 3 of our Partners have been recommended as... [read more...]
02.11.2012

Case study: getting the most out of technology

Justine Tipling, Barcan Woodward's Systems Manager, talks to SOS Connect about how we're maximising our use of technology to improve the legal services we offer our clients.... [read more...]
01.11.2012

Firm makes new Associate Solicitor appointments

Barcan+Kirby is delighted to announce a number of senior internal appointments to Associate status. Myfanwy Buckeridge and Adrian Stone have been promoted from Senior Solicitor to Associate Solicitor, with both now taking a more active role... [read more...]
22.10.2012

Charity cycle for firm’s partner

On Saturday 8th September, Richard Barcan will be taking to his bike saddle and setting off on this year’s Deloitte Ride Across Britain challenge in aid of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity through The Sam Keen Foundation. This gruelling trek will see... [read more...]
06.09.2012

What do we have in common with Bradley Wiggins?

Aside from the initials ‘BW’, your first response will probably be a resounding “nothing”. On the surface, you’re not wrong. For as the first ever British winner of Le Tour, Wiggins’ victory is, according to Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris... [read more...]
23.07.2012

Charity cycle for the SKF

As we announced in March, we are proud to be supporting the Royal Marsden Hospital as our 2012 charity of the year. Our choice of charity was motivated by the death of Sam Keen, Richard Barcan’s nephew. Sam died in November 2011 from malignant... [read more...]
29.05.2012

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