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Corporate Solicitor, 1-6 PQE, Birmingham
Corporate Solicitor 1 - 6 PQE, Birmingham
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 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 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 'Pro Bono Award' at the Birmingham Law Society Legal
Awards 2020/21 and 'Property Law Firm of the Year' at the Insider West
Midlands Property Awards 2019.
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.
"By far Bevan Brittan is the most flexible,
pragmatic, skilled and reliable legal firm I have worked
with."- Chambers UK, 2022
We are looking for a Solicitor (1
- 6 years' PQE) to join us in Birmingham. The successful candidate
will join our corporate team, providing services primarily focused
regional and national private companies;
business owners and stakeholders; and
In addition the successful candidate will support the wider corporate
team acting for clients from a wide range of backgrounds in the firm's
market focus areas including:
Central government bodies and local authorities;
Housing associations, as well as development and regeneration vehicles;
NHS Trusts, Foundation Trusts, Primary Care Trusts and GP
Rise to the Challenge
The role will include working closely with Monica Macheng, corporate
partner in Birmingham, and within our national corporate team to
deliver tailored and commercially focused advice on corporate advisory
and transactional matters to our expanding corporate client base.
The corporate team's aim is to deploy our skills and experience in
comprehensively advising clients on all aspects of their corporate
transactions and projects.
Whilst you would be part of a larger corporate department, this is an
opportunity to work in a smaller team develop an area of strategic
growth for the firm. The role offers plenty of opportunity to gain
experience in business development.
What we are looking for from you
Experience of corporate work (mergers and acquisitions, joint
ventures, restructurings, corporate governance and general company
law) is essential. Our team is hugely experienced in advising business
owners and stakeholders on corporate transactions, financing and
refinancing, and MBOs - as well as day to day corporate law advice.
Confidence in speaking with and building strong working relationships
with clients, colleagues and fellow intermediaries is essential.
The successful applicant will also possess the following skills key
to the role:
Good core skills and experience in supporting Partners, Senior
Associates, Associates and senior solicitors on M&A transactions
of varying sizes on business acquisitions and disposals, private
equity, venture capital investments, joint ventures and general
Sound legal knowledge and commercial awareness, with an ability to
give tailored advice to clients and also colleagues
A personable manner and a positive attitude
A willingness and ability to support business development
activities and initiatives
Strong communication skills with a professional approach to work
A keenness to work collaboratively with colleagues at junior and
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.
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).