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Managing Partner: Bill Willcocks
Senior Partner Jim Gridley
Number of partners: 18
Number of other fee earners: 70

Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury:
Richard Harries
Litigation: Bill Willcocks
Family Law: Jim Gridley
Wills, Trusts & Probate:
Amanda Firth
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
Corporate & Commercial: Georgina Bryant

THE FIRM Barcan+Kirby is one of the largest medium-sized law firms in Bristol with long-established reputation for providing legal advice to individuals and businesses across the city and South Gloucestershire. In addition, the medical negligence and personal injury departments act for clients on a national basis. Formed in April 2015 via the merger of Barcan Woodward and Kirby Sheppard, the firm now employs in excess of 170 people and has strengthened and broadened its depth of services. This is evident in the arrival of Georgina Bryant in 2017 to head up a new Corporate and Commercial team which has grown from one solicitor to four with additional support staff to assist the growth. The firm have also launched a Notary Public Service.

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.