Our Employee Stories

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

“My first interaction with Barcan+Kirby was at a law fair hosted by the University of Law in Bristol. My first impression was that this was a firm who truly valued their employees and encouraged their career progression with utmost loyalty. Since then, my views have not changed and I have come to realise how lucky I am to be a part of Barcan+Kirby.

I applied for the Summer Vacation Programme and it was the most amazing opportunity in which I visited all the offices and learnt from Paralegals, Trainee Solicitors, Associates and Partners in every department. I noticed that every office had the same ethos and values, which is a true reflection of the unity of the firm and its employees.

Towards the end of the programme, I spent a day in the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence department. Upon receiving feedback for a task I completed, a Partner asked if I had thought about applying to be in their team, and a month later I joined the firm as a Paralegal! I recently started studying for my LPC part-time whilst working full-time as a Paralegal. It has been really challenging to balance my work and study commitments but everyone has been so incredibly supportive. I couldn’t have a better team!

I look forward to further developing my career with Barcan+Kirby and my next step is to apply for a training contract.”

Sinéad Dangerfield | Senior Paralegal

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.

Ella Bartley | Solicitor

“Since I started at Barcan+Kirby I’ve had their full support in allowing me to progress further with my career and supporting my CILEx studies.”

Abi Harrison | Paralegal and Team Leader

“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.”

Samantha Castle | Partner

“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 and being able to walk around Queen Square at lunch times.”

Rachel Sidery | Receptionist

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