Solicitor (NQ-3PQE) or Legal Executive, Litigation (Insurance), Bristol
Solicitor (NQ-3PQE) or Legal Executive, Litigation (Insurance)
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 Bristol,
Birmingham, 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 was named among 'The Times Best Law Firms 2022' and has
recently won a number of prestigious awards including 'Legal Firm of
the Year' at the Bristol Life Awards 2021, 'Law Firm of the Year (Over
20 Partners)' at the Bristol Law Society Awards and also shortlisted
for many others including 'Advisory Firm of the Year' award at the
Business Leader Awards 2019.
Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes
applicants from all backgrounds.
Learn from the best
Our Litigation, Advisory & Regulatory department deals with a
substantial volume of often high profile commercial and regulatory
disputes involving both private and public law.
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
Rise to the Challenge
Due to a range of new client wins a vacancy has arisen for a
solicitor or experienced (qualified) legal executive to join the
Insurance team in our Litigation, Advisory & Regulatory
department. The role will involve defending personal injury and
property damage claims for a range of private and public sector
clients including insurers, local authorities, and other public sector bodies.
This role will involve:
Handling a caseload of injury and property damage claims, from
small claims up to multi track
Preparing standard pleadings, disclosure lists, witness statements
and other usual documents on liability claims
Reporting to clients on progress/developments
Providing support to other team members on ad hoc tasks such as
interviewing witnesses, instructing medical and other expert witnesses
Preparing cost schedules for summary assessment
Assisting with producing Precedents H, R and T
This vacancy is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic department
who are recognised market leaders for litigation work for clients who
are focused on the delivery of public services.
What we are looking for from you
Experience of handling personal injury claims, property damage
claims and coverage disputes for insurers
Strong drafting and legal analysis skills
Experience of working directly with clients, and ability to build
interpersonal relationships with clients
Experience of running own files (under supervision)
Practical and commercial approach
A keenness to work collaboratively with colleagues at junior and
Strong communication skills with a professional approach to work
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 Bristol is Great Western Air Ambulance.
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