Construction Associate or Senior Associate , Bristol, Birmingham or Leeds
Birmingham, Bristol or Leeds
Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services from
offices in Leeds, Birmingham, London and Bristol.
The firm advises over 800 businesses and is a
market-leading law firm across Local and Central Government, Health
and Social Care and Housing throughout the UK. We employ 450 staff,
including 71 Partners, and our award-winning teams provide
construction, commercial, corporate, property, regulatory,
employment and litigation (commercial and clinical negligence) legal advice.
Rise to the challenge
As our construction team continues to grow we are
looking to recruit a new Senior Associate, based in our Birmingham,
Bristol, Leeds or London offices, to be part of the team working on
contentious construction dispute resolution and advisory work.
The national construction team currently has 5
partners, and has ambitious plans for future growth at all levels.
You will be part of a team that advises a wide range of construction
dispute matters, ranging from traditional final account/loss and
expense type claims, to significant defect issues and PFI/projects
disputes (PFI experience is desirable but not essential for the role)
The successful candidate will have the ability to
manage their own time efficiently, possess excellent drafting and
legal analysis skills and have an ability to liaise effectively with
clients. Most importantly we are looking for ambitious lawyers who
want to take on challenging work in the development of their
careers, and we are happy to consider candidates who are looking to
work flexibly. The partners have ambitious plans for growth and so
career prospects are excellent for the right candidates.
Learn from the best
For this role we are looking for 4 PQE+ at Associate
Level and 6 PQE+ at Senir Associate level(full time or part time).
You will be a member of a nationally recognised award winning
construction team led Louise Robling and Judith Hopper, both
partners who specialises in contentious construction and project
disputes. This team recently won a Legal 500 award, as the best
Local Government Team outside London, and is ranked separately as a
No.1 Local Government and Construction practices by Chambers &
Partners and Legal 500. Louise is recognised as a Leading Individual
in Legal 500 and a Band 2 ranked individual in Chambers &
Partners. Judith joined from DLA Piper in September 2018, where she
worked on the leading Court of Appeal case of Birmingham City
Council v Amey Birmingham Highways Limited. In Birmingham the team
were recognised for their skills and expertise winning Property Law
Firm of the Year at the prestigious Insider Midlands awards.
Join a team that makes real change happen
Our panel appointments mean that you will have the
opportunity to work on high value, complex instructions including
local authorities, NHS Trusts and housing associations. The
wider relationships within the construction team will also expose you
to working within the wider construction industry, including
developers, funders and contractors. Some recent examples include:
a £23 million PFI highways dispute arising from
previously certified milestones;
an ongoing issue for a local authority with significant
delays and cost overruns to conversion, including a projected
overspend of 48% over the contract price of £5.5 million;
Instruction by a global engineering company in respect of
a dispute over variations to an MF1 contract.
Recent appointment to Balfour Beatty plc’s UK Legal
Panel, a global infrastructure investor operating in both the UK and
Making a local difference
We are a socially responsible business with a focus
upon supporting local charity and pro-bono projects, community
engagement and championing diversity & equality.
You will be part of a team that values the voluntary
contributions made by lawyers in giving free legal help to people in
need, with a range of opportunities available across all of our offices.
Together we can make incredible things happen
Overall, we would welcome applicants with experience in
construction dispute resolution or who have a mixed contentious and
non-contentious construction experience.
We’re looking for an excellent lawyer who is a creative
thinker with drive and energy who enjoys working with clients. You
need to be willing to learn and at Bevan Brittan we really value
good team players.