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Bristol-based law firm announces new partner

Barcan+Kirby Alex Castiglione & Bill Willcocks

Barcan+Kirby’s new partner Alex Castiglione (left) and managing partner Bill Willcocks (right)

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby, has announced Alex Castiglione, the firm’s current head of commercial property, as a new partner.

Alex joined Barcan+Kirby in 2002 as a temporary receptionist, and took the opportunity to obtain her Chartered Legal Executive qualifications, specialising in commercial property, with assistance from the firm.

Bill Willcocks, managing partner at Barcan+Kirby, responded to Alex’s appointment: “Congratulations to Alex who really is considered a home grown talent at the firm. We are proud of her achievements and her ongoing contribution to the firm, not only in terms of her legal expertise and commercial awareness, but also as a valued member of the team.”

Since qualifying in 2007, Alex continued to grow the firm’s commercial property division from its Clifton office, dealing with legal issues relating to commercial property sales and purchases, land acquisitions, plot sales and commercial re-financing.

In 2016, Alex became the first Legal Executive to be promoted to Senior Associate in the firm’s history.

Alex added: “I am delighted to be promoted to Partner at Barcan+Kirby.

“Having started at the firm in 2002, it proves that hard work, loyalty, and dedication really do pay off. I’m looking forward to working with the partners to expand the firm and its offerings in 2018.

“I would like to thank my current commercial property team who have worked so hard in the past year, and to management for supporting me throughout my career.”