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 procurement, 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
Bevan Brittan has a nationally recognised procurement law team.
In joining the team your role will involve advising on structuring
and conducting major procurement exercises for a range of public
bodies including local authorities, NHS bodies and central government clients.
This will be across a range of industry sectors including building
and regeneration, waste management, energy, information and
communications technologies, outsourcing, FM, highways infrastructure,
education, leisure services as well as NHS health and community care services.
It will also involve providing advices on procurement law issues
including cooperation arrangements between public bodies, changes to
contracts and exemptions to competitive tendering.
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, 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
A vacancy has arisen for a NQ to 5 year PQE public procurement lawyer
in our Commercial and Infrastructure team.
The role may involve some travel and cross-office working but would
be based in either Bristol, Birmingham, London or Leeds.
The role would be primarily on non-contentious legal areas of work
but will occasionally involve working alongside our procurement
litigation team on procurement challenges.
What we are looking for from you
The individual would need the following skill set:
NQ to 5 years PQE with experience in non-contentious public
procurement law, gained ideally across a range of public sector
clients and industry sectors
Experience in contract drafting and an awareness of public &
administrative law and subsidy control would also be useful
Flair for creative thinking
Unparalleled drive and energy
Truly dedicated to delivering value to clients
Willing to learn
A positive and flexible approach.
A good team player
Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage time effectively.
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 office charities are, Bowel Cancer UK
(Birmingham), St Peter's Hospice (Bristol), Maggie's Cancer Care
(Leeds) and Crisis (London).
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).