Claire Hurrell named Lawyer of the Year
Claire, a senior associate solicitor in the firm’s top-ranked medical negligence team, won the award for her expertise in complex medical injury cases as well as her contribution to the development of the firm as a whole. She joined Barcan+Kirby in 2013 and has quickly risen through the ranks, being promoted to senior associate in March 2016.
The Bristol Law Society judges noted Claire’s “ability to manage a complex and challenging clinical negligence caseload whilst at the same time contributing significantly to the ongoing development of her co-employees.”
In addition to Claire’s award, Barcan+Kirby made the final shortlist in three other categories: Firm of the Year (less than 15 partners), Junior Lawyer of the Year (Gareth Hughes) and Support Team Member of the Year (Pip Lewis).
Chris Miller, Managing Partner at Barcan+Kirby, welcomed the news: “Everyone who works with Claire knows that she is a truly excellent solicitor – competent, caring and diligent.
Her casework alone is first class, but on top of that she devotes significant time and energy to mentoring and developing her colleagues, an admirable trait that we have really appreciated over the years she has been with us at Barcan+Kirby.
I’m pleased but not surprised that she’s been recognised by Bristol Law Society as a leader in her field.
Many congratulations also to Gareth Hughes and Pip Lewis, shortlisted in the Junior Lawyer and Support Team Member of the Year categories. Although they didn’t win, to have made the top cut is a great achievement in itself.
Finally, it was good to see Barcan+Kirby also shortlisted once again for Firm of the Year – a testament to the hard work and skill of all our employees.”
Many congratulations to all the winners and shortlisted nominees at the 2016 Bristol Law Society awards.