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.
Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes
applicants from all backgrounds.
Learn from the best
We have a role for a junior lawyer in our Information Law &
Privacy Team. Our specialist team advises clients from all sectors on
all aspects of information law and, due to an increase in workload, we
are looking to grow the team. The management of information and data
privacy is an increasingly important issue for clients and the legal
and reputational issues are complex and intricate.
The role would be ideal for someone who is keen to get involved in
business development, with scope for writing articles, providing
training and winning new work. This is an incredibly exciting area of
law and we are looking for lawyers who want to work with us to grow
the team further.
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
A vacancy has arisen for a
solicitor to join the Litigation, Advisory & Regulatory
department to specialise predominantly in information law and
privacy. Working in a specialist team allows our lawyers to focus
entirely on this area of law, ensuring we can provide the best
quality advice to clients. We work with a large number of public
sector clients, including those in the NHS and Local Authorities
alongside providing regular advice to a huge range of clients,
including those in fashion, entertainment, central government,
finance and digital health.
You will be responsible for working with clients and advising them on
a wide range of information law, data protection and privacy queries.
Alongside working directly with clients, our Team also works closely
with a range of other internal departments to provide information law input.
With privacy a real growth area we consider that for the right
candidate there would real opportunities for career progression.
What we are looking for from you
The role ideally requires
experience of all aspects of information including GDPR, UK GDPR and
the Data Protection Act 2018. The Team also advises on wider rights
of access including the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental
Information Regulations. The successful candidate will be able to
provide sound, commercial advice on the following areas:
Commercial Data Protection
issues, including the drafting of commercial agreements,
privacy notices and other GDPR documentation
Advising on lawful basis
Cross border GDPR issues
Subject Access Requests
Data breach advice and cyber
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Environmental Information Regulations
Common law duty of confidence
Liaising with the Information
Commissioner and Information Law Tribunal matters
Policies and Protocols in
relation to the above
Whilst not essential, broader regulatory
& compliance experience would also be advantageous including
CQC, Health and Safety, Fire Safety; Environmental; Consumer/Trading
Standards; Licensing; Bribery & Corruption.
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).