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Corporate Members 2021

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Battens Beale & Co BLM Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott CMS CMNO Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright GL Law Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Osborne Clarke Paragon Costs Solutions Queen Square Chambers … more

BLS features in Bristol Post oldest thriving companies in Bristol

Excerpt from the article: How Bristol’s oldest companies are still thriving after more than 100 years in business They include the city’s last-surviving chocolate maker a wine merchant and a tannery. Why do some companies struggle to survive beyond a year while others flourish for hundreds? Although more than 90 per cent of small companies in Britain will survive one … more

No 12, The Meeting Rooms – Conference, Meeting and Mediation Rooms for Hire

Please note that the BLS office is shut to members at present as we continue to work from home during the pandemic.  Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of … more

Court of Protection Lawyer – Barcan +Kirby, Bristol




Barcan+Kirby is well known in the Bristol legal market both as a provider of excellent legal services for individuals and business clients, but also as a progressive firm with an excellent reputation as an employer. Barcan+Kirby prides itself on promoting the work/life balance of employees, and both the firm and the team are fully supportive of flexible working arrangements.

The team

The Court of Protection (CoP) team deals with mental capacity law and covers the whole range of work dealt with by the Court. This includes applications for deputyship, administration of professional deputyships, statutory Wills and gifting, property and affairs deputyship advice, and advice and representation of deputies and attorneys subject to investigations/court applications.

It also includes advice and representation on welfare cases in the Court of Protection, including Deprivation of Liberty, residence, care and medical treatment decisions, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and legal advice under the department’s legal aid contract.

The team is small and headed up by a Partner who is a member of the Law Society Mental Capacity Panel. There is Paralegal support.

The role

The lawyer appointed will have their own caseload of Court of Protection cases whilst assisting the Partner with the administration of professional deputyships. The CoP team forms part of the Private Client department and the two teams work closely together.

The key purpose of the role will be:

  • To advise and assist clients in relation to the full range of issues dealt with in the Court of Protection, and to manage a caseload of such matters.
  • To complete the necessary reports to the Office of the Public Guardian concerning deputyships.
  • To coordinate billing within the department.
  • To use the firm’s case management system (SOS Connect) to progress matters and to record time.

The position will suit a solicitor with post-qualifying experience or FCILEx with experience and interest in Court of Protection work and LPAs. You will need experience of working with the elderly, and clients with brain injuries and learning difficulties.


Call Helen on 0117 325 2929 or email for a confidential initial discussion. Alternatively, click here for full details and to apply.