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Gearing up for Bike Week 2019

As a firm of keen cyclists, many of our solicitors are advocates for the mental, physical and environmental benefits that cycling can provide. Our employees can opt in to our Cycle to Work scheme and many others use their bike to get to our offices every... [read more...]
10.06.2019

Victims can now claim for injuries sustained pre 1979

A recent change in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 has abolished a rule whereby claimants could not pursue a claim for compensation if the victim lived under the same roof as the abuser, specifically incidents that occurred before 1 October... [read more...]
04.03.2019

Speed down for Road Safety Week

Once again, we’re delighted to be supporting Road Safety Week organised by Brake, the road safety charity, and working with the Brain Injury Group. This year, the campaign is running from 20th to 26th November and the theme is ‘Speed Down Save... [read more...]
22.11.2017

The dangers of dooring

‘Dooring’ is an accident which occurs when a passenger or driver of a car opens their door without looking properly and causes a cyclist to swerve or crash as a result. With growing numbers of cyclists and growing levels of congestion in busy city... [read more...]
21.11.2017

Firm ranked by Chambers Guide in three areas of law

The latest edition of the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession has just been published – and there is plenty in it for our solicitors to be happy about! Our medical negligence team have once again come out top in Bristol for their specialism – they... [read more...]
02.11.2017

Firm receives top ranking in Legal 500

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve once again been recognised by independent legal research guide The Legal 500 for our medical negligence, personal injury and family law expertise. We have again been awarded a tier 1 ranking for our medical... [read more...]
12.10.2017

New driver safety guide released following Bedminster baby death

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has this week launched a new an online guide which demonstrates how to check vehicle trailers are safely secured. The move has been prompted by a campaign organised by Donna and Scott Hussey, whose son Freddie... [read more...]
01.12.2016

Government launches whiplash consultation

Last week government ministers signaled their intent to drastically overhaul access to justice for personal injury claims with a new Ministry of Justice consultation on the personal injury claims system. The consultation report proposes radical reforms to... [read more...]
21.11.2016

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

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

New childbirth injury scheme announced

The health secretary has announced plans for a new scheme to allow parents of children injured during birth to access financial support more easily. The Rapid Resolution and Redress scheme, currently out for consultation, would be a voluntary route for... [read more...]
17.10.2016

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

Five ways motorists can reduce cycling collisions

As personal injury solicitors who act for claimants in cycle injury claims, we’ve seen our fair share of road traffic collisions.... [read more...]
01.09.2016

We’re heading back to school for Road Safety Week!

We’re delighted to be supporting the Brain Injury Group in this year’s Road Safety Week campaign. Running November 23rd to 29th, this year’s theme is ‘drive less, live more’ and aims to improve road safety and the environment by reducing the... [read more...]
10.11.2015

Top tier ranking for clinical negligence team

We’re delighted to announce that our medical negligence and personal injury teams have been recognised by Chambers and Partners UK in their 2016 guide to the UK’s legal profession. We’ve successfully retained our Band 1 ranking for clinical... [read more...]
02.11.2015

The Negligence and Damages Bill

The Negligence and Damages Bill recently passed its first reading unchallenged in the House of Commons. The Bill was introduced by MP Andy McDonald who seeks to find a ‘fairer and more sensible way’ to help bereaved people and people who have suffered... [read more...]
21.10.2015

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

Case study: Brain injury following motorcycle accident

As personal injury solicitors, we’re only too aware of how devastating the effects of a brain injury are. It can cause both physical and psychological changes, including thinking and learning difficulties, memory loss and behavioural and personality... [read more...]
04.06.2015

Injured by a vehicle on private property? New rules may apply

Until recently, the prospects of an injured person recovering compensation as a result of injury caused by a vehicle varied according to whether the accident occurred on private property or land to which the public had access, due to the nature of the... [read more...]
04.12.2014

Clinical Negligence team celebrate 2015 Chambers ranking

Our medical negligence team at Barcan Woodward has again been placed in the highest banding in the annual Chambers and Partners UK Directory for the South West Region. The team headed up by Richard Harries, provides clinical negligence claims advice to... [read more...]
11.11.2014

Only 25% of people claim for a personal injury

It’s an interesting fact that only 25% of people who have suffered a personal injury make a claim. A new study by YouGov reveals that the number of personal injury victims who were willing to make a claim had actually fallen since 2013 when 29% of people... [read more...]
11.08.2014

Proposed new dangerous dog law

There has been an increase in the number of dog attacks over recent months and as a result,there is a need to promote responsible ownership. The Government has acted and is re-evaluating the law governing dogs and their owners in the hope that the number of... [read more...]
24.02.2014

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

Personal injury claim? Don’t get caught out by insurers

A growing number of insurance companies are contacting victims of road traffic accidents and offering to settle their injury claims quickly without involving solicitors. This practice is known as ‘Third Party Capture’. This practice presents a conflict... [read more...]
10.09.2013

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 ranking... [read more...]
03.08.2013

Case study: Compensation for head + brain injury

As personal injury lawyers, we’re only too aware of how devastating the effects of a brain injury can be; not just for the survivor, but also for their loved ones. It can cause both physical and psychological changes, including thinking and learning... [read more...]
14.06.2013

Secondary victims of personal injury + negligence

A senior judge has recently given judgment at an appeal hearing in a personal injury case concerning the issue of secondary victims. Secondary victim refers to someone who witnesses a traumatic event, such as the death of a loved one, and is psychologically... [read more...]
22.03.2013

Controversial restrictions on advice for RTA victims

As a result of Friday’s judgement in the Administrative Court, many people injured in road traffic accidents may no longer be able to obtain independent legal representation to claim compensation for the injuries they’ve sustained. High court action... [read more...]
04.03.2013

Compensation settlement for injured cyclist

As a nation, we’re increasingly recognising the benefits that cycling can bring for both work and leisure. However, as personal injury lawyers we’re also very aware of how vulnerable cyclists can be, with an increase in the popularity of using... [read more...]
04.02.2013

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