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Job Title NQ – 5 PQE Solicitor - Health, Care & Regulatory
Location Any Office

Join a team that makes real changes

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' 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 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

Our health, care and regulatory team provides regulatory advice and support to public sector and independent health and social care organisations. We take pride in providing high-quality support to our clients which is clear, user-friendly and responsive. We are able to work flexibly and are open to discussion about alternative working patterns.

Rise to the Challenge

A vacancy has arisen for a solicitor to join our team in Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds or London.

The role primarily focus on healthcare regulatory work, advising health and social care providers in both the public and independent sector. The work will involve a mix of legislative interpretation; advisory work on compliance requirements; drafting challenges to regulatory decisions; representation in Tribunal appeals and regulatory prosecutions; carrying out governance reviews; conducting due diligence exercises; and interfacing with commercial colleagues on input into restructuring advice.

In addition, the role will involve, where required, supporting the work of the wider Health, Care and Regulatory team in relation to healthcare advisory work, inquests and Court of Protection matters.


  • Manage your own varied caseload;
  • Active involvement in client care and business development; and
  • Assist with the wider management and supervision of the team (as appropriate).

What we are looking for from you

The successful applicant will possess the following skills key to the role:

  • Experience of working on CQC/ Ofsted regulatory matters, advising clients on registration, compliance and enforcement issues.
  • Advising on regulatory issues that arise in commercial transactions within the independent health and social care sector.
  • Technical excellence, organised, lateral thinker with an eye for detail;
  • Enthusiasm to develop their legal skills and challenge themselves;
  • Team player, with the temperament to form strong and sustained working partnerships; and
  • Practical and commercial approach.

Work-life Balance

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.

Responsible Business

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 Business strategy:

  • Community Engagement
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Wellbeing
  • Environmental Sustainability

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).
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