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The Bristol based law firm has appointed four new trainees to join the growing firm

Bristol law firm, Barcan+Kirby, has strengthened its team with the appointment of four trainee solicitors. Amy Reeves, Alicia Perry-Watts, Hevy Khalil and Stephen Biggs have now all started their training contracts with the firm.

Alicia Perry-Watts and Hevy Khalil started their career as Paralegals with the firm, and have taken their first seats in Family and Dispute Resolution respectively. Stephen Biggs and Amy Reeves are both new to the firm. Stephen completed his LPC at Cardiff University whilst Amy Reeves has spent the last four years working in probate, for a leading legal firm.

The trainee solicitors will have to undertake four seats altogether. The firm’s array of services, ranging from conveyancing to company commercial and contentious probate, will allow the trainees to shadow senior solicitors with a variety of specialisms and turn their hands to a wide array of legal tasks. They will also move between the firm’s six offices and develop their client-handling skills through exposure to the firm’s varied client base.

The firm had a record number of applications for the training contracts this year, due an overhaul of the recruitment process. Next year, the firm will host a trainee event in person for prospective trainees.

Bill Willcocks, Managing Partner at Barcan+Kirby, commented on the appointments:

“Congratulations to Alicia, Hevy, Stephen and Amy on their appointments as trainee solicitors. Our training programme provides them with a strong foundation on which to build a career in the legal profession and is such an integral part of the firm's overall success.

Trainees are given an advanced level of responsibility and provided with an opportunity to work on real case work for real clients from the outset. We look forward to supporting them in their development over the next two years.”

Photo caption: (L-R) Amy Reeves, Hevy Khalil, Alicia Perry-Watts and Stephen Biggs appointed as Trainee Solicitors at Barcan+Kirby