Property Associate/Senior Associate, 5+ PQE – any office
Join a team that makes real changes
Bevan Brittan is an award- winning 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 83 Partners, providing
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, including the Health
Investor "Transactional" Award 2020, along with being
shortlisted as a finalist for a further eleven. The firm has also
recently won several major industry awards including 'Property Law
Firm of the Year' at the Midlands Insider Awards and 'Legal Advisor of
the Year' at the Bristol Property Awards.
Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes
applicants from all backgrounds.
Learn from specialists
We buy, build, sell, scale, develop, dispose and finance our clients'
health and social care property. We have experienced significant
growth in our property work in this sector over the last couple of
years. This growth is set to continue, with major tender wins on high
profile projects and clients across the country.
The real estate team advises all major sub-markets in independent
healthcare (including all types of social care, independent hospitals,
primary care and retirement living) for the widest range of clients;
from investors and funders to developers and operators, consortiums to suppliers.
Not only will you develop your technical skills and knowledge of the
healthcare sector, you will also have plenty of opportunity to meet
clients, grow your own network and develop other business development skills
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 in our Property team 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
Due to our growth, a vacancy has arisen within the Commercial
Property Healthcare team.
The successful candidate will be a commercial property solicitor able
to take on an existing caseload within the Health and Social Care
Team. There are genuine promotion prospects for those with the
ambition and skills to do so, plenty of variation in the work and
plenty of support from both the property team and the wider firm to
help you develop your own practice.
This role will involve advising clients on the full range of property
matters, but with particular emphasis on corporate support work and
development work for our wide range of clients within the sector.
Experience and confidence in dealing with the following would be a
negotiation of acquisitions, disposals and development agreements;
reparation of reports on title, certificates of title and advice notes;
both freehold and leasehold sale and acquisition transaction;
reviewing, amending and negotiating asset or share purchase
working across legal departments with others as part of a project team;
What we are looking for from you
The successful applicant will ideally have experience of:
corporate support work (such as share or asset purchases);
working on health or social care transactions/ projects;
development work in general;
And will possess the following skills key to the role:
strong communication skills with a professional approach to work;
confidence in working directly with clients;
an ability to build strong relationships with clients and intermediaries;
an aptitude for drafting and legal analysis;
a keenness to work collaboratively with colleagues at junior and
excellent project management skills and the ability to work
efficiently to meet deadlines
a practical and commercial approach; and
an genuine interest in business development
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 all Bevan Brittan people flexibility
to work their week in a way that suits them - we operate a hybrid
working model based on the needs of our clients, teams and that of the
individual. Our core business hours are 9am - 5:15pm Monday to Friday,
however we are open to individuals working more flexibly around those
times and would welcome a conversation with you if you have any questions.
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. Our current selected
office charities are St Peters Hospice, Bowel Cancer UK, Maggies
Cancer Care and Crisis.
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).