Solicitors in Thornbury

Our solicitors in Thornbury have built a reputation in South Gloucestershire for providing specialist legal advice across a wide range of issues.

However, while we’re well known for our technical expertise, we believe that our clients deserve more than just a legal service. That’s why, when you instruct one of our solicitors in Thornbury, you’ll receive the care and dedication of a professional whose priority is to protect your interests.

No matter how complicated your issue may be, our team will work proactively to find a solution that meets your needs.

Contact details for our solicitors in South Gloucestershire

Barcan+Kirby Solicitors
36 High Street
BS35 2AJ

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.

Get directions to our solicitors in Thornbury.

Directions to our solicitors in Thornbury

Our solicitors in Thornbury are conveniently located on High Street.

  • If arriving by train, the nearest train station to our office in Thornbury is Pilning, a 15-minute car journey away.
  • If arriving by bus, the closest bus stop is The Plain, a two-minute walk from our office.
  • If arriving by car, the nearest car park is Rock Street Car Park, a four-minute walk away.

Plan your journey to our Thornbury office using Google Maps.

Accessibility at our Thornbury office

Our reception and meeting rooms are at ground-floor level, and accessible via a ramp.

Personal legal services provided by our solicitors in Thornbury include:

Business legal services provided by our solicitors in Thornbury include:

Family law

Family issues can be emotionally challenging and, in specific scenarios, you may need the support of a legal professional. Our family law solicitors in Thornbury can assist with all family legal issues, catering our support to your requirements.

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.


Getting a divorce can be an emotional time and so it can often be challenging to deal with the legal and practical tasks involved. To ensure that the process is as smooth as possible, our solicitors can provide the expert legal assistance that you need.

Our divorce solicitors in Thornbury will ensure that all of your concerns and requirements are addressed. We can offer support to make arrangements for your children and your finances, and assist you to settle any disputes that arise. Our team can also provide legal assistance with separation agreements and civil partnership dissolution.

Child law

Our child law solicitors in Thornbury have expertise in a wide range of child law matters, such as child residency and child contact, particularly where you are going through a separation or divorce. We can also assist with disputes, for instance, concerning your child’s upbringing.

Our solicitors can also help you if you need support with care proceedings, social service issues, parental orders or 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

If you or someone close to you is experiencing domestic abuse, our legal team can give you the support that you need fast. Our domestic abuse solicitors in Thornbury can help you with strong legal protections to keep you safe, for example, Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders.

We understand that such cases are incredibly sensitive and that immediate action must be taken. For more information get in touch with our domestic abuse solicitors in Thornbury.

Wills, trusts and probate

If you need assistance to draft a Will or to determine how you want your estate to be handled once you are gone, our specialists at Barcan+Kirby can support you. We can assist those who are acting on behalf of a mentally incapacitated loved one and those who are administering the estate of a loved one who has passed away.

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


Whether you are making your first Will or need help updating an existing Will, it is important to have the right expert support.

Our Wills solicitors in Thornbury can guide you every step of the way, ensuring that your estate and your loved ones are properly taken care of. We can also advise on estate planning, including making sure your plans are tax efficient.

Probate and estate administration

Managing the estate of a deceased loved one can be incredibly challenging, with plenty of different tasks to deal with. Acting as an executor or estate administrator is a serious responsibility, so it is really important to get everything right.

Our probate and estate administration solicitors in Thornbury can assist with any part of the process or handle the entire thing for you. That way, you can have peace of mind that no detail has been overlooked, while making this difficult time easier on you.

Inheritance disputes

Disputes concerning Wills and estates can result in many negative consequences, both emotionally and practically. This is particularly true if disputes are not correctly handled. To settle matters swiftly and comfortably, it is important to access legal support.

Our inheritance disputes solicitors in Thornbury can assist you in settling inheritance disputes, protecting your family relationships where possible.

Powers of Attorney

With a Power of Attorney in place, if you lose the ability to handle your own affairs, you can legally receive support from a professional or a loved one.

Our Power of Attorney solicitors in Thornbury 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.


Using a trust, you can make sure that your dependants are looked after in the future, as well as reducing your tax liabilities.

Our trust lawyers in Thornbury can offer support with trusts in a variety of ways, including trust creation, trust management and guidance for trust beneficiaries.

Court of Protection

If one of your loved ones can no longer manage their health and wellbeing, their property and/or their finances, it may be necessary to step in and assist them. The Court of Protection can empower you to take one-off actions, such as selling a property or you can be appointed as a Deputy to assist with a vulnerable person’s decision making on an ongoing basis.

Our Court of Protection solicitors in Thornbury can assist with applications to the Court, as well as advising Deputies and acting as professional Deputies where required.

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 vital that employees have an idea of their employment rights and what steps they can take if they’ve been mistreated by an employer. Our employment lawyers for employees in Thornbury can ensure that you understand your rights and assist you in taking swift action if your rights have been breached in any way.

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

Residential property

Purchasing or selling a property involves a wide variety of steps. Unless you have the right support, it can become a stressful experience. At Barcan+Kirby, our residential property lawyers in Thornbury can help you through each step, providing tailored support and ensuring that your needs are met.

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

Medical negligence

If you are in the primary stages of making a medical negligence claim, the procedure can certainly feel confusing. However, with the help of our medical negligence solicitors in Thornbury you can ensure that the process is as comfortable and straightforward as possible.

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.

Personal injury

Experiencing a personal injury can be extremely tough, particularly where there is an ongoing impact on your health and lifestyle, and where your injury was caused by another individual. First our personal injury lawyers in Thornbury will assess whether there are grounds for a claim and, if so, assist you throughout the claims 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.

Dispute resolution

Being part of a legal dispute can feel both frustrating and stressful. People often lack an understanding of the potential resolutions and their legal rights. Our dispute resolution solicitors in Thornbury can assist clients with disputes concerning residential property, debts, Wills and more.

Corporate and commercial

Our corporate and commercial solicitors in Thornbury can offer assistance at all stages of the business lifecycle. We can provide legal assistance on financing options, creating or reviewing contracts and more. Our team can also help you to settle any business disputes you may have or provide support with mergers and acquisitions.

Commercial property

Our excellent commercial property lawyers in Thornbury can provide a wide range of services to companies, as well as landlords and developers. We have expertise in a diverse range of areas, including commercial leases, development, and acquisitions and disposals. If you are faced with a property dispute, we can help you here too.

Employment law advice for employers

Employment law is subject to change over time and as a result, it is important that employers remain up to date with their legal responsibilities. Our employment law solicitors in Thornbury can provide robust support with employment law and we can also help with outsourced IT support services, if required.

Commercial disputes

Commercial disputes can be extremely disruptive and so it’s important to deal with these carefully and quickly. If disputes are not handled in the right way, these can cause reputational damage, downtime and have a negative impact on cash flow.

Our commercial dispute resolution solicitors in Thornbury can help you to swiftly find resolutions, always closely considering your wider objectives and your business goals. We can help with a wide range of disputes, including contract disputes, commercial property, debt collection and professional negligence.

Local legal resources for clients in Thornbury

Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre

Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre is the local court for people in Thornbury dealing with matters including divorce, financial remedy, childcare arrangements and employment claims. It is located 11 miles from our Thornbury office.

Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire

Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire is the local citizens’ advice service for people in Thornbury and the surrounding area, providing basic, free advice on a range of issues. Appointments are available on Tuesdays at Turnberries Community Centre on the Bath Road (BS35 2BB).

Contact our solicitors in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire

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

Opening Times

  • Mon - Fri09:00 – 17:15


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