We are always on the lookout for new, enthusiastic talent to join our legal team. Our lawyers are talented, enthusiastic and truly embrace our values. These are qualities that are central to the reputation we’ve built as a trusted law firm.
Current legal vacancies
Our current vacancies are:
- Lawyer (Commercial Property) – Bristol city centre
- Lawyer (Private Client) – Any office
- Trainee Solicitor
At Barcan+Kirby we embrace all routes to qualification as a lawyer and will provide help, support and training – regardless of the path you choose to take. We make sure you have regular personal development reviews with your manager so you can discuss your career ambitions and progression plan.
We are proud of the fact that many of our senior legal staff, including Partners, began their legal careers at Barcan+Kirby as business support staff or Trainee Solicitors.
As a firm, we strive to ensure that you’ll enjoy a good work/life balance and that this will be supported by your team and the wider business.
What our legal staff think
“I have settled in well and my team has been very welcoming.
The recruitment process was very smooth. You kept me up to date from my initial application until my offer and I felt that the interviews were also great as I got to learn a lot about the firm instead of just being asked questions.
Overall, it has been a well-run and smooth recruitment and induction process, and I am very pleased to be part of the Barcan+Kirby team!”
– Judit Kerese | Solicitor
“I have genuinely been really impressed with the company and its values, and am really pleased I joined the firm.
It was a bizarre time (Covid-19) to be looking for and starting a new job, and I think the whole process was made really easy for me. The communication from the firm prior to starting was fantastic and since joining, everyone has gone above and beyond to welcome me to the firm.”
– Emily Williamson | Solicitor
“The team have got me involved in real work for clients very quickly which has made me feel like I have been contributing from the outset. I was eased in with research tasks and more admin things but have started to do the first drafting of advice notes, agreements and disclosure letters.
The team have supported me really well thus far and made me feel welcome.”
– Joe Hedges | Trainee Solicitor
“People treat each other as equals, regardless of their level of seniority.
Many staff at Barcan+Kirby work flexibly – myself included. The firm was very open to me reducing my hours (from full-time) after returning from maternity leave and I’m grateful for that opportunity as part-time roles for my position aren’t readily available.
The firm’s approach to flexible working and achieving a work/life balance really is a huge benefit and one that should be shouted about.”
– Barcan+Kirby employee
“Settling in has been great so far, everyone is very friendly and willing to help however they can. The recruitment process was great; I feel there was a lot of communication from the firm in terms of next steps and how the process would go. The induction was a good way to get the compliance side of things done before coming into the office and settling in here day-to-day. By the time I got to the office, I could focus on meeting my colleagues and getting on with the job at hand”.
– Ellis Tyrrell | Legal Secretary
“The recruitment process and the induction seemed very well organised. 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
“During the recruitment process, you spoke very fondly of the firm. Unfortunately, there are some firms that say things about how marvellous they are just to fill a role, but I can honestly say everything that you said about Barcan+Kirby was true. This is a really lovely and supportive firm to work in.”
– Terrie Ross | Associate
“I first heard about the position through Cardiff University and found the information on our website very helpful (videos/Q&A etc.).
My interview was very relaxed and I felt I had the opportunity to answer questions thoroughly and discuss the firm in detail with the interviewers.
The induction was very useful and was a good chance to meet people before I started in my first seat the following week.”
– Stephen Biggs | Trainee Solicitor
“I was really impressed with the recruitment process; I thought that the application process and questions were really clear. I felt I was contacted really promptly with an interview date and wasn’t left waiting for weeks wondering. I enjoyed the interview and again, I was contacted promptly after the interview to say I was successful.”
– Amy Reeves | Trainee Solicitor
“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.
The induction was good, too. The fact the induction was spread over three shorter days and not crammed into one or two days really helped with not feeling overwhelmed.
In complete honesty, I don’t have anything negative to say about the whole recruitment and induction process.”
– Daisy Long | Senior Paralegal
How to apply
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.
Please note, we will not accept unsolicited applications, emails and telephone calls from recruitment consultants.
Please also take note of our privacy notice for job applicants, which explains how we use and store your information as part of the recruitment process.