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 500 staff, including over 80 Partners, and
our award-winning teams provide construction, commercial, corporate,
property, regulatory, employment and litigation (commercial and
clinical negligence) legal advice.
Bevan Brittan is named among 'The Times Best Law Firms
2022' and has recently either won or been shortlisted for a number
of prestigious awards including 'Legal Firm of the Year' at the
Bristol Life Awards 2021, 'Pro Bono Award' at the Birmingham Law
Society Legal Awards 2020/21 and shortlisted for 'Property Law Firm
of the Year' at the Insider Yorkshire Property Industry Awards 2021.
Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes
applicants from all backgrounds.
Learn from the best
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, medical
malpractice 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
negligence cases. In addition, we undertake healthcare and medical
malpractice and regulatory work for a range of private insurers and
private sector health and social care providers.
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.
"By far Bevan Brittan is the most flexible,
pragmatic, skilled and reliable legal firm I have worked
with."- Chambers UK, 2022
Rise to the Challenge
An opportunity has arisen for a clinical negligence/medical
malpractice associate (4-7PQE) to join our team in Bristol, Birmingham
In this role you will be responsible for:
Management of a full caseload of litigated and pre-litigated
matters for NHSR and Insurers
Development of relationships with NHSR/Insurer and Trust/Insured clients
Supporting the Partners and Senior Associates with business
development and projects
What we are looking for from you
The successful candidate will ideally have had experience of managing
a caseload of defendant clinical negligence, defendant medical
malpractice/insurance or PI matters 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 interpersonal relationships
An aptitude for drafting and legal analysis
A keenness to work collaboratively with colleagues at junior and
Excellent project management skills
The ability to provide supervision to more junior lawyers
A practical and commercial approach
An 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. The donations went
towards providing vital services after a particularly challenging
year. Our current selected charity in Birmingham is InUnity.
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).