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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

Experienced Corporate and Commercial Lawyers – Barcan+Kirby, Bristol





Are you an experienced corporate or commercial lawyer who loves your job but also dreams of a better work/life balance?

At Barcan+Kirby, we don’t just talk the talk when it comes to flexible working. With over 80% of our staff working part time or flexibly, we hear time and time again from new recruits that we really live up to our promises. Whether that flexibility comes in the form of working full time with condensed hours, part time, a job share or working outside of core hours to fit in with other commitments, really, everything is on the table. We are also incredibly proud to have launched a hybrid working policy allowing all staff the ability to work in a hybrid way from home and in the office.

We are looking to talk with experienced corporate and commercial lawyers who want to work with a firm who really do get it. This is an opportunity to have your perfect job, without the need to sacrifice everything else which is important to you.

The team

The Corporate + Commercial department was established in 2017 and has grown rapidly since then, both in terms of the size of the team and the volume and quality of client work.

The team consists of a Partner heading up the department, another Partner focused on commercial work, two Solicitors, a Trainee and one Legal Secretary. We are looking to recruit another lawyer in order to meet increasing client work demands and assist with the continued growth of the team.

The role

You will develop and maintain links with new and existing clients and undertake all elements of corporate and commercial fee earning work. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be an integral part of the firm’s growing capability in the provision of commercial legal services.

The position will suit a junior/mid-level lawyer looking to gain hands-on experience with plenty of client contact, or a more senior lawyer wanting something a little different in terms of opportunities and challenges, with the ability to influence matters within the team and the firm more widely.


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