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Barcan+Kirby LLP

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South West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 1

Barcan+Kirby LLP

Barcan+Kirby LLP acts for local and national clients on all manner of clinical negligence issues including mental health, spinal injuries, birth injuries and fatal injuries. The tenacious Richard Harries heads the team and is ‘excellent with clients’. Claire Hurrell focuses on acting in cases involving children with cerebral palsy resulting from negligence at or around the time of birth. Senior associate Jay Nathwani has ‘real expertise in birth injury/neonatal cases’, and also handles brain injury, amputee and ophthalmic injuries. Adrian Stone specialises in brain and cauda equina injury, product liability-related cases and fatal accidents. Myfanwy Buckeridge focuses on serious injury claims and fatal accidents.

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 3

Barcan+Kirby LLP

Barcan+Kirby LLP fields a team of ‘approachable and hardworking’ lawyers who represent clients in complex injury claims such as severe traumatic brain injury, back and neck injuries, amputation, road traffic accidents, workplace accidents, psychiatric injuries and fatal accidents. Head of department Bill Willcocks  has ‘a wealth of experience and fantastic client care’. The ‘knowledgeable and approachableAdrian Stone specialises in brain and cauda equina injury, product liability and fatalities. Myfanwy Buckeridge  (‘very clever, hardworking and gets good results’) focuses on brain injury, spinal injury and fatal accident claims. Samantha Castle  (‘thorough, sensible at making decisions and great to work with’) deals with accidents at work, road traffic accidents and public liability.

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South West: Private client

Family - ranked: tier 3

Barcan+Kirby LLP

Barcan+Kirby LLP has 'a significant presence across Bristol’, with a practice in private children cases, care proceedings, domestic violence and multiple niche areas of family law, such as surrogacy and adoption. The ‘sensible and approachable’ Chris Miller has now stepped down as managing partner, and now focuses solely on matrimonial finances. Jim Gridley is head of department, and is a qualified mediator as well as a solicitor. Head of matrimonial finance Hanni Pennelegion is undertaking a phased return to work following a period away from the office.

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Offices in Bristol BS7, Bristol BS1, Bristol BS15, Bristol BS8, Thornbury, and Bristol BS3

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