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 corporate, 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 83 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.
Rise to the Challenge
We are pleased to offer 5 additional NQ vacancies for September 2021,
as part of the firm's continued growth agenda. We welcome applications
from ambitious individuals who want to take on challenging work and
grow their careers; it's an exciting time to join Bevan Brittan!
Please find details of all available roles below. When submitting an
application, please ensure you mention which vacancy you are applying for.
1. Banking & Finance - London (preferred)
We have an ambitious and growing team of banking and finance
specialists who act for a wide range of clients across a number of
sectors, with a focus on the housing association, local authority and
healthcare sectors. We act for both funders and borrowers including
large and small corporate entities, charities, housing associations,
local authorities, property developers, large institutional investors
as well as challenger banks.
As a small team, this is an exciting opportunity to get involved in a
large variety of work and to contribute to the growth of the team by
building relationships with clients and supporting on business
development initiatives. The team regularly advise on high-value and
complex transactions and in the last 12 months we have worked on a
wide variety of matters include a £30m private placement for a housing
association, advising on a green retail bond, restructuring a £110m
loan, funding for several joint venture arrangements with national
housebuilders, funder consent requirements for a merger and a £50m
loan for a property investment portfolio. We work closely with
colleagues in other departments including property, corporate,
governance and construction teams.
The successful candidate will have completed a banking seat during
their training contract and enjoy being part of a transactional team.
It is not necessary to have any specific sector experience, although
property finance, housing finance and/or capital markets experience
would be helpful. However it is more important to be a team-player
with the drive and enthusiasm to help us grow our banking practice.
2. Clinical Negligence - Leeds, Bristol, Birmingham or London
Our Clinical Risk team operates across all four offices, offering
advice and assistance to health and social care organisations across a
broad range of issues including clinical negligence and human rights
claims, inquests, Court of Protection and public law matters.
We are one of ten firms that act for the NHS Resolution, putting us
at the heart of claims and complaints brought against the NHS. Our
Clinical Negligence team is highly regarded for their work acting on
behalf of NHSR and NHS Trusts and in the defence of clinical
An opportunity has arisen for a number of NQ Solicitors to join our
Clinical Negligence team, based in Leeds, Bristol, Birmingham or
London. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidates to
join an expanding team with an excellent client base in this
fascinating area of work.
Joining us would give your exposure to high quality work in an
environment where you will maximise the opportunity to your grow your
skill set with a dedicated supervisor. You may also have the
opportunity to spend a period of time on secondment to the NHS.
In this role you will be responsible for:
Management of a caseload of pre-litigated and litigated matters
for NHS Resolution and Insurers
Development of relationships with NHS Resolution/Insurer clients
and Trust/Insured clients
Liaising with Primary Care practitioners of various specialties
The ideal candidate will have worked with a NHS Resolution panel
firm. Candidates with Claimant clinical negligence or Defendant PI
experience would also be considered.
3. Construction - Birmingham, Bristol or Leeds
As our nationally recognised construction team continue their
ambitious growth plans, we are looking to recruit an NQ to join the
team working on contentious construction dispute resolution and
advisory work, led by Louise Robling and Judith Hopper.
As an NQ, you will be part of an ambitious and supportive team that
advises on 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. Our panel appointments mean
that you will have the opportunity to work on high value, complex
instructions for clients including local authorities, NHS Trusts and
housing associations, as well as private sector developers and contractors.
In the past 12 months matters the team have acted on include: an
adjudication win on a matter of contractual interpretation on a
highways PFI worth approximately £5 million; advising on a number of
multi-million pound fire defects claims across the country and an
adjudication concerning delay / loss and expense where the contractor
was claiming an additional £2.5 million.As an NQ you can expect to
play a pivotal role, working alongside partners, senior associates and associates.
The ideal candidate will be organised, good at communication and
enjoy working in a team handling technically complex claims.
4. Corporate (not for profit) - Birmingham
We have an exciting opportunity for an NQ to join our corporate team
in Birmingham, working on corporate governance matters primarily for
our housing sector clients.
As an NQ, you will work closely with the lead in this area and the
wider team to deliver strategic projects including mergers and joint
ventures, and advisory work in relation to constitutional changes,
establishing new corporate entities and governance best practice.
Whilst you would be part of a larger corporate department, this is an
opportunity to work in a smaller team, developing an area of strategic
growth for the firm. The role offers plenty of opportunity for growth,
including gaining experience in business development.
The successful candidate will have completed a corporate seat during
their training contract, with experience advising charities desirable.
An interest in advising the not-for-profit sector is essential.
5. Projects & Commercial (Health) - Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds
You will be joining a highly respected team who are at the forefront
of commercial healthcare projects nationally and internationally.
Vincent Buscemi and Carly Caton are both well known within the sector
and Vincent leads our firm's independent health and social care team
whilst Carly leads the firm's international healthcare practice. The
team has won Legal Advisor of the Year in 2018, 2019 and 2020 (at the
Health Investor Awards) for their role advising both public sector and
private sector clients in the health sector.
The team advises on all sorts of commercial matters and transactions
across both the NHS and the independent health and social care
sectors. Including matters such as: joint ventures, commercial
ventures and various partnering arrangements; mergers and acquisitions
within the sector, primary care matters, managed equipment contracts,
ICS activity and market consolidation, commercial contracts advice,
outsourcing and shared services and contract renegotiation and
termination. The team works closely with colleagues across the firm,
including those in our construction, corporate, procurement, property
and employment teams.
As a newly qualified in our team you would get an exciting and varied
experience of different commercial matters spanning the sector and
working across both the NHS, independent health and social care sector.
The broader department is involved in a wider variety of commercial
and complex contracting work including PFI/PPP and the new HIP 1 and 2
programme, joint ventures, construction and engineering, outsourcing
and commercial work in a wide range of sectors including Education,
IT, Waste and Energy, Housing and Local Government services.
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).
Where possible, we want to offer Bevan Brittan people a high degree
of self-determination around how they work their week and we operate a
hybrid working model based on the needs of our clients, and all of our
modern offices are COVID-19 secure. Our core operating hours are 9am -
5:15pm Monday to Friday, however we are open to considering requests
to work more flexibly around those times.
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).