Barcan Woodward and Kirby Sheppard set to merge

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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 opportunity and the benefits it provides for you, our clients.

As well as giving you access to an enhanced range of legal services and greater depth of knowledge within our team, we’ll be expanding our service range to include Kirby Sheppard’s specialist employment law team.

We’ll also be growing our branch network to include Kirby Sheppard’s offices in Thornbury, Kingswood and Clifton, giving you easier access to our services and greater convenience.

If you’re an existing client of ours, we’d like to reassure you that your legal matter will carry on as normal. You’ll continue to deal with the same solicitor and you can expect to receive the same quality as you have previously. Excellent client service remains a priority for us and this will continue to be the case throughout this process.

Chris Miller, Managing Partner, says of the proposed merger:

“There is a natural synergy between us and Kirby Sheppard. We’re both well-established, share a common ethos and have built strong reputations on our personal approach to client service.

I believe that this integration is a perfect complement of two partners.

Combining our practice areas will enable us to balance and strengthen our teams, whilst offering further benefits and services through our additional expertise in medical negligence and employment law. I see Kirby Sheppard as the obvious partner with which to build upon our previous successes.”

Bill Willcocks, Kirby Sheppard Managing Partner, also commented:

“We’re delighted to be announcing our intention to merge with Barcan Woodward.

Both firms have a solid track record in delivering excellent client service and the added depth of experience that comes with this merger will be a tremendous asset, both to us and our clients.

I’m genuinely excited about growing our practice areas and increasing our knowledge bank, further expanding our ability to fully support our clients’ ever-changing legal needs.”

Further information

If you’d like to talk to us in more detail about this proposed merger, you can speak to your solicitor or call 0117 325 2929.


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