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Barcan+Kirby

Family/Matrimonial

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What the team is known for

Noted for its adept handling of financial remedy proceedings arising from divorce. Additionally well placed to advise on private law children cases. Experienced in acting for high net worth individuals among other clients.

Strengths

"Barcan+Kirby have that great mix of a professional organisation which has a family feel. I get the sense that those working for the firm enjoy going to work and feel they are making a difference. The level of teamwork is exceptional, the care for clients from the front desk, through legal secretaries, solicitors and the barristers they work with has been to a high standard and consistent throughout," according to one source.

Another interviewee adds: "They're very pragmatic, they'll fight a client's corner and they manage their expectations."

"They have a good team with good experiences, are very liked by clients and user-friendly," notes one source.

Notable practitioners

Kirsten Hale frequently advises clients on financial remedy proceedings, divorce and child maintenance issues.
"Kirsten Hale is a very experienced and confident matrimonial finance lawyer who combines excellent judgement with first-rate people skills. She is a skilled and patient negotiator who knows when to apply pressure appropriately and effectively."

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Overview

The team is one of the largest in Bristol and recognised for the breadth of experience and expertise within the team.

They have established good relationships with other lawyers and professional advisers and are able to offer a holistic service including the ability to draw on advice and support from financial advisers, accountants, pensions specialists, as well as counsellors and divorce coaches.

All lawyers of the team are members of Resolution and sign up to the Code of Conduct and regularly receive training on good practice as well as the legal aspects of the role. Several are also qualified Collaborative lawyers and have been accredited as specialists in their field by the Law Society and / or Resolution, having had to undergo rigorous assessment to achieve such accreditation.

Family/Matrimonial

Barcan+Kirby

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Location

49/50 Queen Square

Bristol

Bristol

UK

BS1 4LW

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Bristol and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Kirsten Hale
Band 3