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Three new partners appointed


We’re delighted to announce the appointment of three new partners at Barcan+Kirby.

Georgina Bryant, Kirsten Hale and Samantha Castle will join the partnership from 1 April.

The trio of appointments means that 53% of our 17-strong partnership are women – an impressive statistic compared with the legal industry average of just 33% female representation among partners.

Each solicitor brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, drawn from right across the firm’s various practice areas:

Georgina joined the firm in 2017 as the head of our newly established company commercial team. With George at the helm, the department has enjoyed rapid growth by filling the gap in the B2B market for quality and affordable legal advice.

Kirsten is an experienced divorce and financial separation solicitor and a Resolution-accredited family law specialist. She was previously promoted to Senior Associate in 2015 and more recently has led our efforts to establish a hub of divorce and separation lawyers in our Queen Square office.

A multi-disciplinary lawyer, Samantha practices in personal injury, employment, debt recovery and dispute resolution. She was named Bristol Law Society’s Lawyer of the Year in 2017 and is listed in the Chambers Guide as a recognised practitioner.

Executive Partner Anna Wilson congratulated her new partners:

“I’m really excited to be welcoming Georgina, Kirsten and Samantha to the partnership. Each thoroughly deserves her appointment and I’m confident they will all shine in their new roles.

On behalf of the whole partnership, I can say we are looking forward to working with them – we haven’t had this many new partners since we merged three years ago.”

To find out more about our new partners, visit the Our People section of our website.

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