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Our people are central to the growth and success of our business, and we’re always looking for talented, enthusiastic individuals to join our growing team.

What our people say

  • Jackie Kitching
    “Everyone has been friendly and welcoming, and the whole process has given me really good first impressions. I also really appreciated doing the induction training and compliance modules before starting in the office so that there was not so much to deal with in one go. I like the fact that there is transparency and inclusivity, and how everyone is made to feel valued.” Jackie Kitching, Senior Associate
  • Daisy Long
    “I found the recruitment process great. I find a lot of companies’ recruitment process can be quite gruelling, with long application processes which feel like a huge waste of time if unsuccessful, but it was simple and easy with Barcan+Kirby.” Daisy Long, Solicitor Apprentice
  • Emma Roche
    “I find everyone is very approachable and friendly. The ethos of the whole firm is something I am really enjoying. I found the whole recruitment process very straightforward, from setting up an interview, the interview via Zoom, job offer and subsequent arrangement of my part-time hours. I am very happy here and am looking forward to progressing my career.” Emma Roche, Senior Paralegal
  • Viktoriia Parkhomenko
    "The recruitment process and the induction were accessible, even to me as a foreigner. Everything was clear and my team also helped me if I had any questions. I am also grateful to the team for giving me time to get comfortable and teaching me a lot; thanks to this I feel more confident. You really helped me find the right position and now I have the opportunity to work in a professional team, improve my English and find out more about English law.” Viktoriia Parkhomenko, Legal Secretary
  • Alice Owen
    "From the first phone call I got from the firm, I felt very welcomed and loved the energy. The documents I was sent were easy to fill out and communication was great. For the induction, everyone was welcoming and easy to talk to." Alice Owen, Legal Secretary
  • Harvey Rainey
    "I chose to train with Barcan+Kirby primarily due to our exceptional reputation in the South West and because of the personal touch we have with all our clients. I value the opportunity to work closely with my clients and relish the responsibility placed upon me in my everyday work." Harvey Rainey, Trainee Solicitor
  • Georgina Bryant
    "I never imagined I could find a job in corporate law where working flexibly was a ‘real’ option. I found it incredibly refreshing to find Barcan+Kirby and a really satisfying role where I could balance work and family life, and I was trusted to do my job in whatever way suited me." Georgina Bryant, Partner

Our values. At the heart of everything we do

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    You have our best, every time

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    People Centred

    Relationships based on mutual respect where every individual matters

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    Always striving to do the right thing whilst being honest and fair

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    Socially responsible in the work we do for our clients, each other and our local networks

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    Ensuring our business is stable, secure and profitable for our employees and our clients

We’re a law firm, but we need people with a range of different talents for us to be successful.

Whether you’re legally qualified, looking for a training contract or interested in a support role with Barcan+Kirby, we want to hear from you.
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Our benefits

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  • Minimum of 25 days’ holiday
  • Employer pension contribution (if you join the scheme)
  • Annual bonus if the firm meets its targets
  • Flexible/agile working
  • Hybrid working
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Flexible day: employees can convert a day’s holiday to hours for more flexibility around annual leave
  • Health cash plan
  • Wellbeing and Mental Health First Aiders
  • Christmas and Summer socials
  • 24/7 GP access and second medical opinion
  • 35% of staff have been here 10 years or more in 2024
  • 61% of staff work flexibly
  • 33% of our lawyers qualified with us
  • 100% of our Partners joined the Partnership through internal mentoring

Our employee stories

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Don’t just take our word for it! Here’s what our employees have to say about working at Barcan+Kirby.

  • Samantha Castle
    Samantha Castle Partner "I joined Barcan+Kirby in 2006, and trained with the firm until I qualified as a Solicitor in August 2008. Since then, I have progressed my career with Barcan+Kirby and became a Partner in 2018 whilst on maternity leave with my first child. I've seen a lot of changes since I first joined, but I've stayed with the firm as I have felt supported, listened to and for me, crucially, there has been the opportunity for development and progression."
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  • Ella Bartley
    Ella Bartley Solicitor “Having originally joined Barcan+Kirby as a temporary Admin Assistant, the firm has helped me to progress my career and develop as an individual. It is a pleasure to be able to work in such a friendly and supportive environment where personal development is encouraged and valued.“
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  • Rachel Sidery
    Rachel Sidery Receptionist “The culture here is very pleasant and everyone is very helpful and responsive to any queries I have. I am loving cycling to work every day.”
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  • Robyn Eamer
    Robyn Eamer Senior Paralegal "I joined Barcan+Kirby as a Receptionist in 2016 and am now a Senior Paralegal. Barcan+Kirby has been really supportive of my studying whilst working; I work flexibly so that I can balance my working days with time to study. The thing that makes this journey enjoyable is the people that I work with. I work with the best team and have colleagues who have become friends both inside and outside of the office. It is the knowing that people actually care for you as a person and want to see you achieve your goals.”
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  • Naomi O’Brien
    Naomi O’Brien Senior Associate “I joined Barcan+Kirby as a Paralegal and since qualifying, have been promoted twice to Senior Associate. I appreciated the fact that I was able to start running a file and get hands-on experience early on, before qualification. I was also encouraged to get involved with business development and networking from day one; establishing a client base of my own.”
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Training contracts

We understand that choosing where to undertake your training as a Solicitor is a huge decision. That’s why it’s so important that you consider your options and think carefully about the type of firm you want to train with, alongside the areas of law that interest you the most.

We accept candidates who have completed their LPC or the SQE 1 and 2.

Find out more about training contracts

Further information

If you have any questions about our advertised roles, or if you’d like to join Barcan+Kirby and there is no relevant vacancy, please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated Resourcing Officer, Helen.

We post all our vacancies here on our website and across social media, so make sure you follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and X to be first in the know about our new roles.