Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm providing a
comprehensive range of legal services from offices in Birmingham,
Bristol Leeds and London.
The firm advises businesses across construction, energy &
resource management, higher education and financial services,
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'. The
firm has also recently won several major industry awards, including
'Legal Advisor of the Year' at the Bristol Property Awards and 'Legal
Advisor of the Year' at the Midlands Insider Awards.
Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes
applicants from all backgrounds.
Learn from the best
You will be a member of a nationally recognised construction team led
by Andrew Tobin and Jonathan Turner, both of whom specialise in
non-contentious construction projects.
Our market-leading construction team consists of 6 partners and 13
fee earners and works on a national basis for our clients across the
UK. Our reputation in education, housing and local authority sectors
is second to none and is complemented by a strong practice advising
clients operating in health, highways, leisure, waste management and
renewable energy, acting for employers and contractors in those market sectors.
We advise clients on the delivery of projects using and adapting
industry standard forms or bespoke documentation. We are at the
forefront of long-term outsourcing and partnership working
arrangements and have extensive experience of advising on all the PPP
models, including the PFI market. We are involved in a number of the
major Government construction programmes for delivery of new
hospitals, social housing, schools and highways.
Our experienced team also advises clients on all their informal and
formal dispute resolution needs. We advise on adjudications, expert
determinations, Court proceedings and arbitrations as well as
mediation and dispute avoidance strategies. Our team has developed a
significant reputation for our contract review and re-negotiation
services in the context of large, long-term public/private contracts.
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 across the
UK, including construction, with multiple individuals recognised as
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 team continues to grow, a vacancy has arisen for a solicitor
to be part of the team working mainly on non-contentious construction
work. We are, however, interested to hear from candidates who have
experience of and/or an interest in undertaking a balanced role with
You will be working on high value, complex instructions including
developers, contractors, end-user clients, central and local
government, NHS Trusts and housing associations. Some recent examples
include advising on the following projects:
City of London Corporation on the new Museum of London
Peabody Trust on the delivery of 11,500 new homes at Thamesmead
Three NHS Trusts on new hospital projects under the Governments
Health Infrastructure Plan
The Developer (a JV formed by Places for People and Balfour Beatty
Investments) on the delivery of a 1,500 unit mixed tenure
development at the Queen Elizabeth Park, London
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
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 team has
grown in recent years and the partners have ambitious plans to
continue that growth. Career prospects are therefore excellent for the
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.
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).