About us


Barcan+Kirby is a firm of solicitors with a reputation for providing high quality, common sense advice. It offers a comprehensive range of legal services, delivered by expert lawyers and supported by a culture of respect and understanding. 

With six offices, conveniently located across Bristol and South Gloucestershire, the firm’s friendly and approachable team provide advice and guidance to both individuals and businesses within the South West and nationwide.

We specialise in Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Family Law, Mediation, Dispute Resolution, Wills, Trusts and Probate, Court of Protection, Notary Public, Commercial Law, Employment Law, Residential Conveyancing and Commercial Property.


Our Personal Injury expertise

Our Personal Injury solicitors act for clients throughout the UK on a wide range of personal injury compensation claims. Our expertise includes vehicle and cycling accidents, brain injuries, workplace accidents, psychiatric injuries and spinal injuries, as well as more complex cases involving amputations, traumatic brain damage and fatal injuries.

We have years of experience in claiming compensation and have acted on a wide range of claims for injured cyclists. What’s more, we’re supported by a number of passionate cyclists within our personal injury team.

Not only do we feel strongly about representing cyclists’ rights, we also understand the safety issues most likely to affect you; whether that’s negligent drivers, bike and helmet defects or poorly maintained roads.

We represent most of our cycling compensation claim clients on a no win, no fee basis, also known as a ‘conditional fee agreement’. This means we represent you at no upfront cost to you, with our legal fees only being payable if we secure compensation for you. This means there is no financial risk to you in starting a claim.

Our cycling accident claims solicitors can assist with all types of claims, including:

  • Collisions between cyclists and cars, vans or other motor vehicles

  • Collisions with car doors

  • Collisions between cyclists

  • Collisions between cyclists and pedestrians


Our specialist team are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. We’re members of the Spinal Injuries Association and Headway’s Personal Injury Solicitors list.

To read more about our cycling accident expertise, click here.

Over the years, Barcan+Kirby has supported a range of local and national charities and groups, raising money through fundraising and providing pro-bono legal services.


We’ve baked cakes, jumped out of aeroplanes and walked across hot coals (literally!) for our charities. Our staff, led by our volunteer charity committee, raise thousands of pounds every year and we’re proud of our fundraising achievements.


Our charities for 2019 are Bristol-based The Grand Appeal and Mind, however we have relationships with many local causes and networks such as The Bedminster Lantern Parade and Bristol Dementia Alliance.


In 2018, we sponsored the Brain Injury Group and BRAKE in their Road Safety Week campaign, with the theme being ‘Bike Smart’, focusing on the safety of cyclists and motorcyclists, who are amongst the most vulnerable of UK road users.


Through the week-long awareness campaign, we supported BRAKE’s stances on:

  • policy-makers being Bike Smart by implementing a safe systems approach, mandating lifesaving technology and prioritising cycle friendly infrastructure

  • drivers being Bike Smart by looking out for those on two wheels, driving safely and slowly and giving bike riders plenty of space

  • cyclists and motorcyclists being Bike Smart through safe riding behaviours and appropriate training and equipment

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