Managing Partner: Bill Willcocks
Senior Partner Jim Gridley
Number of partners: 17
Number of other fee earners: 70
Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury: Richard Harries
Litigation: Bill Willcocks
Family Law: Jim Gridley
Wills, Trusts & Probate: Amanda Faith
Conveyancing: Steve Parker
Commercial Conveyancing: Alex Castiglione
Residential Conveyancing: Alex Castiglione
Employment: James Bell
Mediation: Tom Powles
Domestic Violence: Tom Powles
Court of Protection: Tom Sharkey
Childcare: Tom Powles
Family Finance: Hanni Pennelegion
THE FIRM Barcan+Kirby is a Bristol-based firm with six offices across the city and South Gloucestershire. Formed in April 2015 via the merger of Barcan Woodward and Kirby Sheppard, the firm now employs in excess of 150 people and has strengthened and broadened its depth of services.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK The clinical negligence and personal injury departments are recognised both regionally and nationally for the quality of their work and the support they give to claimants. The clinical negligence team has a wealth of experience across a range of injury types, including cerebral palsy and maximum severity birth injuries, head and brain injuries, amputations and fatal injuries. The personal injury team has particular experience in dealing with catastrophic injury cases, including claims arising from brain, back and spinal injuries.
The family department is among the largest in Bristol and has expertise spanning matrimonial finances, child arrangements, care proceedings, domestic violence and child abduction. Every member of the dedicated matrimonial finance team is a Resolution-accredited specialist and most solicitors across the department hold at least one Law Society panel membership.