Firm receives top ranking for medical negligence work in Legal 500 2018

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We’re delighted to announce that Barcan+Kirby has once again been recognised by independent legal research guide, The Legal 500, for our expertise in medical negligencepersonal injury and family law.

We were awarded a tier 1 ranking for our medical negligence work – the highest rating available – along with only three other firms ranked at this level in the South West.

Richard Harries, partner and head of medical negligence and personal injury, was cited as being “tenacious” and being “excellent with clients”, while fellow team members Claire Hurrell, Jay Nathwani, Adrian Stone and Myfanwy Buckeridge were also credited for their individual expertise.

Our personal injury team was awarded a tier 3 ranking with head of department Bill Willcocks credited for his “wealth of experience and fantastic client care”. There was also recognition for team members Adrian Stone, Myfanwy Buckeridge and Samantha Castle.

The Barcan+Kirby Family team was described as having ‘a significant presence across Bristol’ with their skills in private children cases, care proceedings, domestic violence and multiple niche areas of family law, such as surrogacy and adoption. Head of department, Jim Gridley, and head of matrimonial finance Hanni Pennelegion were mentioned for their achievements, while the ‘sensible and approachable’ Chris Miller, who has stepped down as managing partner, now focuses solely on matrimonial finances.

On learning of the newly released rankings, Bill Willcocks commented: “It is wonderful once again to see Barcan+Kirby recognised for our achievements in clinical negligence, personal injury and family law. Our teams are committed to excellent client care and I am delighted so many of our solicitors have been credited for their diligence and hard work.

“Through the hard work of these teams, our reputation, locally and around the country, is reaffirmed through The Legal 500’s ranking. I am very proud of everyone involved and how they continue to help people who are often going through difficult periods in their lives.”

Further information

To view the full rankings visit the Legal 500 website, or for more information contact us on 0117 3252929.


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