Solicitors in Bishopston

Our solicitors in Bishopston have developed a reputation for providing expert legal support across a wide range of areas.

Though we are well regarded for our technical expertise, we know that our clients are deserving of more than a legal service alone. For this reason, when you instruct one of our lawyers in Bishopston, you’ll receive the commitment and care of a professional whose first priority is to safeguard your interests.

Regardless of the complexity of your issue, our legal team will work proactively, to find a solution that suits your requirements.

Contact details for our solicitors in Bishopston

Barcan+Kirby Solicitors
60 Gloucester Road

Tel 0117 325 2929

Opening hours 09:00 – 17.15

Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Directions to our solicitors in Bishopston

Located on Bristol’s buzzing Gloucester Road, our solicitors in Bishopston are easy to find.

  • If arriving by train, the closest train stations to our Gloucester Road office are Montpelier or Redland; approximately an 11-minute walk. Alternatively, we are located a 16-minute drive from Bristol Temple Meads.
  • If arriving by bus the closest bus stop is Sommerville Road, a short two-minute walk from our legal office.
  • If arriving by car you can plan your route here.

Accessibility at our Bishopston office

This office is accessible, with reception, meeting rooms and a toilet at ground-floor level.

Personal legal services provided by our solicitors in Bishopston, Bristol include:

Business legal services provided by our solicitors in Bishopston, Bristol:

Family law

Family matters can be both sensitive and convoluted, and often, you’ll need legal intervention to protect yourself and resolve things properly. Our family law solicitors in Bishopston can help both you and your loved ones, always taking an empathetic approach.

We are accredited by the Law Society for Family Law, providing independent assurance of our expertise and service. We are also ranked by the Legal 500  and Chambers and Partners for Family Law.


The breakdown of a marriage can be an extremely tough time, and handling the practical matters can often prove stressful. Our divorce solicitors in Bishopston can provide the support that you require, to ensure a smooth and stress-free process, as far as possible. We can assist you in making arrangements for your finances and any children, as well as supporting you to settle any disputes that arise.

Our family law solicitors can also provide assistance with separation agreements, and civil partnership dissolution.

Child law

Our child law solicitors in Bishopston, Bristol have expertise across all areas of child law, we can help with child residency and child contact issues, as well as with disputes about specific issues regarding your children.

At Barcan+Kirby we are also able to provide support with matters concerning social service or care proceedings, parental orders, and grandparents’ rights.

We are accredited by the Law Society for Children Law, so you can be confident of our exceptional expertise in this area.

Domestic abuse

Should you or a loved one be experiencing domestic abuse, our legal experts can act fast, providing much-needed support for you and or those close to you. Our domestic abuse solicitors in Bishopston can help you put in place strong legal protections, whether these are non-molestation orders or occupational orders. We appreciate the sensitive nature of such cases, and that swift action is imperative to keep clients safe and prevent further abuse.

Wills, trusts and probate

When you need help to create a Will or determine how you would like your estate to be handled in the future, our specialists at Barcan+Kirby can support you. If you are supporting a loved one who lacks mental capacity, our solicitors can provide assistance here, or help you to administer the estate of a deceased family member.

The team includes members of the Law Society’s Private Client Section and the highly respected Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).


If you need assistance to draft a Will, update one, or plan what you would like to happen to your estate in the future, our Wills solicitors in Bishopston can help. If you need legal advice regarding a loved one with mental capacity issues or help to administer the estate of someone who has passed away, we can help you here too.

Probate and estate administration

Dealing with the estate of a loved one who has passed away can be a challenging experience, with many different duties and responsibilities involved. Our friendly and sensitive team at Barcan+Kirby can provide help with estate administration tasks, or conduct the process for you if you prefer.

No matter how complex your needs are, our probate and estate administration solicitors in Bishopston can assist you.

Inheritance disputes

Disputes concerning Wills and estates can cause plenty of negative repercussions, both emotionally and financially, particularly if such disputes are not handled properly. To reduce adverse consequences and tension amongst family members, it is best to seek specialist legal support.

Our inheritance disputes solicitors in Bishopston can assist you to support you to settle inheritance disputes, effectively and fast, whilst ensuring that you preserve family relationships where possible.

Powers of Attorney

Creating a Power of Attorney assures that, if you lose the mental capacity to handle your own affairs, you may appoint a loved one or a professional, to offer legal support. Our experts at Barcan+Kirby can help you draft a Power of Attorney that reflects your needs, making certain that your finances and health are dealt with in the way you’d like.

Our Power of Attorney solicitors in Bishopston can help with creating or updating a Power of Attorney. We can also advise Attorneys on their role and act as professional Attorneys where required.


A Trust can be a useful tool in many ways. With the help of a Trust you have the potential to reduce your tax liability, as well as ensure that your dependants are provided for in the future.

Our specialist team of trust lawyers in Bishopston, Bristol, can help you to set up trusts, and manage trusts, as well as provide assistance for trust beneficiaries.

Court of Protection

If someone close to you no longer has the capacity to manage their own affairs, you may find yourself stepping in to assist them. If you find yourself in this situation, our solicitors can help you to apply to the Court of Protection.

For example, if you need to appoint a Deputy on behalf of a loved one, our solicitors can help here. Our Court of Protection solicitors in Bishopston have ample experience supporting deputies, as well as providing help with applications to the Court of Protection.

The team includes a Law Society accredited practitioner in Mental Capacity (Welfare), reflecting our specialist expertise in these matters.

Employment law advice for employees

It is essential that employees understand their employment rights, including, what to do if they have been mistreated by an employer. Our employment lawyers in Bishopston can help you understand your position, including where a breach of your rights has occurred.

Our team includes a member of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA), demonstrating our expertise in this area.

Read more about our employment law services for employees.

Residential property

Buying or selling a home can be a tense experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Our conveyancing solicitors in Bishopston can help you through each step of your transaction, providing support that’s catered to your needs.

We are accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), which acts as an independent measure of our service standards.

Read more about our residential property services.

Medical negligence

Pursuing a medical negligence compensation claim can feel daunting, but rest assured, our industry-leading medical negligence solicitors in Bishopston, Bristol, will do all that we can to ensure that the process is stress-free and simple, offering compassionate and sensitive support along the way.

We are accredited by the Law Society for Clinical Negligence, verifying our leading expertise in handling medical negligence claims. Additionally, we are top-ranked by the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for Clinical Negligence.

Read more about our medical negligence claims services.

Personal injury

Experiencing a personal injury can be traumatic, with the potential to have an ongoing impact on your physical and mental health. Where our personal injury solicitors in Bishopston, Bristol believe that you have the basis of a claim, we can offer expert guidance through the entire process.

We are accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury and the team includes members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) acting as strong indicators of the high level of our skills in handling these types of claims. We are also ranked by the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for Personal Injury.

Read more about our personal injury services.

Dispute resolution

Being caught up in a legal dispute can feel frustrating, and you might not fully understand your options and legal rights. Our dispute resolution solicitors in Bishopston, Bristol, can assist you settle disputes residential property, debts, Wills and estates, and more.

Read more about our dispute resolution services for individuals.

Business legal services offered by our solicitors in Bishopston, Bristol

At Barcan+Kirby we offer expert legal advice for a wide range of clients from our offices in Bishopston, Bristol. With plenty of years of commercial intelligence and legal experience, we can help your company to reach its full potential, whilst avoiding legal risks.

Corporate and commercial

Our corporate and commercial solicitors in Bishopston, Bristol, can provide assistance throughout the whole business lifecycle. Whether you are just starting your company, need help with contracts, or need advice on financing, we can assist you. We can also help with acquisitions and mergers, as well as offering help to settle disputes.

Read more about our corporate and commercial services.

Commercial disputes

Commercial disputes can potentially cause a great deal of damage to a business, that is, unless these are handled swiftly and properly. Disputes can negatively impact your cash flow, and operations as well as cause reputational damages.

Our commercial dispute resolution solicitors in Bishopston can offer you the support you need to settle business disputes, ensuring to consider your business objectives every step of the way. We can assist with all manner of disputes, including professional negligence, debt collection, contract disputes, and commercial property.

Read more about our commercial dispute resolution services.

Commercial property

Our specialist commercial property team can provide a wide range of services to businesses, as well as landlords and developers. If you are having issues with property disputes, our commercial property solicitors in Bishopston can also provide assistance here.

Employment law advice for employers

Employment law tends to change over time, which is why it’s important that employers stay up-to-date and comply with their legal responsibilities. Our employment law solicitors in Bishopston, Bristol, can offer support with various areas of employment law, and we can also provide outsourced HR support, if necessary.

Local legal resources for clients in central Bristol

Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre

This is the local court for people in Bristol dealing with matters including divorce, financial remedy, childcare arrangements and employment claims.

Read more about Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre

Citizens Advice Bristol

This is the local citizens’ advice service for Bristol, providing basic, free advice on a range of issues.

Read more about Citizens Advice Bristol

Contact our solicitors on Gloucester Road, Bishopston

To arrange an appointment with one of our solicitors in Bishopston, please call 0117 325 2929 or use our simple online enquiry form.


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