Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm providing a
comprehensive range of legal services from offices in Bristol,
Birmingham, Leeds and London.
The firm advises businesses across financial services, construction,
energy & resource management and higher education, complementing
the firm's market leadership within housing, local government and
health and social care.
We currently employ over 480 staff, including 82 Partners, and our
award-winning teams provide construction, commercial, corporate,
property, regulatory, employment and litigation (commercial and
clinical negligence) legal advice.
Bevan Brittan was named among 'The Times Best Law Firms 2021' and has
recently won three major industry awards, along with being shortlisted
as a Finalist for a further eleven.
Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes
applicants from all backgrounds.
Learn from the best
On joining, you will be a member of an award-winning Commercial &
Infrastructure team led by Partner David Hutton. David leads Bevan
Brittan's Local Government practice across the country.
You will be part of team that is at the forefront of helping local
authorities shaping options to develop and grow their public services;
bring services back in-house; deliver new infrastructure as well as
contract management large complex outsourced contracts, such as
building highways, homes, leisure facilities, energy provision and
regenerating the local environment.
With so much change happening across Local Government, the need for
strategic legal support to develop and deliver solutions has never
been greater. With new levels of investment in infrastructure being
promised, we anticipate a further increase in activity in forms of
social, economic, energy and digital infrastructure. With many local
councils declaring a climate emergency we are one of the first law
firms providing legal advice on all critical decisions that can impact
a council's own climate change objectives.
Bevan Brittan has strong recognition in the independent legal
directories - Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. In both guides we
are consistently ranked in the top tier for our practices, including
Local Government, across the UK, with multiple individuals recognised
as leading lawyers.
A very supportive firm with the depth of skills in its teams to
provide a full service. - Chambers 2021
Rise to the Challenge
As our Commercial & Infrastructure department continues to grow,
a vacancy has arisen for a solicitor to join our Bristol office.
Primarily advising Local Government on their procurement of major
infrastructure projects and service provision across England & Wales.
As a member of the team you would also have the opportunity to be
involved in a wide variety of commercial and complex contracting work
on some of the largest and ground breaking projects in the country.
What we are looking for from you
Flair for creative thinking
Unparalleled drive and energy
Truly dedicated to delivering value to clients
Willing to learn
A good team player
We are open to accommodating particular interests and maximising your
opportunities across Bevan Brittan.
We offer a substantial benefits package to all employees, which
includes 25 days holiday (plus the option to buy up to an additional 5
days), a generous pension scheme and private medical insurance through
Vitality (including "phone a GP service", discounted gym membership
and 'Vitality' Partner discounts).
All of our people are entitled to a biannual private health
assessment through Nuffield Health and are included in the group life
assurance scheme. We also have an Employee Assistance Programme (free
telephone support and counselling service) and a cycle scheme (Save
Tax & NI on a bike for cycling to work).
Due to COVID-19, all of our roles are currently home-based until it
is safe to return to our modern office spaces. Our core operating
hours are 9am - 5:15pm Monday to Friday, however we are open to
considering requests to work more flexibly.
To us, being a responsible business is second nature; a core part of
Bevan Brittan's identity, running through our culture and embodied by
the clients we serve.
Bevan Brittan seeks to play an active role within its local office
communities. Through regular fundraising events, support for local
initiatives and annual charity donations at Christmas, we have
established a culture of giving within the firm. This has laid the
foundations for our Responsible Business strategy.
In December 2020 we donated a total of £40,000 to our four regional
office charities, with each charity receiving £10,000 towards the
causes colleagues support throughout the year. The donations went
towards providing vital services after a particularly challenging
year. Our current selected charity in Bristol is St Peter's Hospice.
We want to demonstrate our commitment to these causes through action
rather than words; colleagues from across the firm are already heavily
involved, living and breathing the four pillars of our Responsible
Diversity & Inclusion
Collectively, these four pillars ensure we look after our colleagues'
wellbeing; offer an environment in which all can progress on merit,
regardless of personal circumstances or background; give something
back to the communities in which we work; and protect the environment.
Some recent initiatives include:
Strava running club: a virtual firm-wide running club on Strava,
with regular challenges to keep us all motivated to stay active.
Live Cook Along for Black History Month: We hosted a live virtual
'Cook Along' to share the connective power of food and community.
UK Disability History Month: We supported the event with
informative pieces and real life stories, reflecting our commitment
to supporting those of our colleagues who have a disability or who
care for someone with a disability.
Each lawyer has the opportunity to undertake pro bono legal work
for local charities and not-for-profit organisations. This has seen
colleagues support the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
(Bristol), St Werburgh's City Farm (Bristol) and Moseley Road
Swimming Baths (Birmingham).