Firm ranked top in Bristol for medical negligence

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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 firm in Bristol to receive a band 1 listing for medical negligence expertise.

The rankings compiled by Chambers are based on detailed research and interviews with clients, other solicitors and barristers. One interviewee described Barcan+Kirby as “the blue-chip claimant firm for the whole of the South West[…] just a classy set-up – they do things properly.”

The personal injury department also had cause to celebrate as they traded in their previous Band 3 listing for an improved Band 2 ranking this year, showing the strides this department has made to be ranked alongside some much larger players in the market.

Five individual mentions

Individual plaudits for the firm’s lawyers were in no short supply, with five Barcan+Kirby solicitors receiving individual praise.

Richard Barcan was once again named a senior statesman and a “widely respected and vastly experienced figure in the market” whilst department head and partner Richard Harries was described as “very responsive and accurate when dealing with and understanding issues”.

Jay Nathwani also came in for praise as “an experienced clinical negligence practitioner”.

Having been named Lawyer of the Year by Bristol Law Society in September, Claire Hurrell earned her mention in the guide for the first time for her clinical negligence expertise, alongside fellow senior associate Samantha Castle, a recognised practitioner in personal injury claims.

Responding to the release of the Chambers Guide, Richard Harries commented:

“It’s brilliant that Chambers have once again recognised Barcan+Kirby as the outstanding medical negligence department in Bristol. Our Band 1 ranking for this field is a testament to the hard work, dedication and expertise of everyone here.

Our Band 2 ranking for personal injury is also great news – a clear indication that we’re able to compete with the big players in this highly specialised area of law.

Many congratulations to the whole team, including those who received individual mentions. In particular, well done to Samantha and Claire for securing entries into the guide for the first time – a real milestone for both of them.”

Further information

You can view our rankings in full on the Chambers website, or contact us on 0117 325 2929 for further information.


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