Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm
providing a comprehensive range of legal services from offices in
Bristol, Leeds, Birmingham 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 & 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 Winner of 'Legal Firm of the Year'
at the Bristol Life Awards 2021 and Finalist for 'Law Firm of the
Year: Large' category at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2021.
We are driven by our 4 values: Relationships, Results,
Reputation and Responsible. These give us a sense of purpose and
ensure we always work collaboratively with clients and colleagues,
continually improve, make the right choices and act with integrity.
Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and
welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.
Learn from the best
We carry out a wide range of commercial work for our
public and private sector clients across Health, Housing,
Hospitality and Retail service sectors. The team works closely with
colleagues across the firm, including those in our construction,
corporate, procurement, property and employment teams.
Our work includes:
General advice on commercial matters for a range of clients
Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts,
variations and contract novations
Advising on outsourcing contracts
Advising on managed equipment services procurements
Advising on commercial joint ventures
Advising on contracts for the supply of goods and services
Opportunities to specialise in a specific market
sector or work cross sector
The broader department is involved in a wider variety
of commercial and complex contracting work including PFI/PPP, joint
ventures, construction and engineering, outsourcing and commercial
work in a wide range of sectors including Education, IT, Waste and
Energy and Local Government services.
Bevan Brittan has strong recognition in the independent
legal directories - Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. In
both guides we are consistently ranked in the top tier for our
practices across the UK, with multiple individuals recognised as
"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
We are looking for a Solicitor to join our vibrant and
growing team in the Commercial and Infrastructure Department to
focus on a wide variety of commercial and complex contracting work.
We have four offices across the UK in Birmingham,
Bristol, Leeds and London. We are looking for someone who will work
primarily with the Bristol team but who may also assist (remotely)
colleagues in Leeds and London. Whilst the majority of us are
working remotely at the moment, we would welcome applicants who will
be able to spend time in either the Bristol or Leeds offices in the
future and/or to split their time between the one of those offices
and remote working. We also anticipate that in the future we will
again travel to meetings at our clients' premises or at other
solicitors' offices so a willingness to travel (when it is safe to
do so) is a requirement of this job.
Assist the team on the delivery of a range of
commercial transactions to both public and private sector clients.
Be a valued member of the team, supported, trained
and developed by senior members of the team in a supportive environment.
Have the opportunity to engage regularly with
clients, attend client meetings and work closely with other legal,
financial and technical advisors.
Have the opportunity to develop your practice and
your career, have responsibility appropriate to your knowledge and
Have the opportunity to develop your business
development skills, network with other juniors across the firm,
other firms in Bristol/Leeds and intermediaries.
Have the opportunity to join in CSR activities
across the firm and pro-bono work.
What we are looking for from you
You will have:
0 - 4 years PQE
Experience of advising public sector organisations
or the private sector.
A passion to learn, enthusiasm and the desire to
excel as a lawyer
Ability to, or experience of, working in a team and
coordinating advice with fee earners across a team
The ability to deliver clear, precise advice
Strong technical skills and an ability to understand
and work through complex issues
A demonstrable ability to adopt a practical and
commercial approach to legal issues
Ability to liaise effectively with clients and build relationships
Ability to operate with a high level of
self-sufficiency combined with an awareness of own abilities
A positive and flexible approach
Excellent organisational skills and ability to
manage time effectively
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.
Our current selected charities in Bristol and Leeds are
Great Western Air Ambulance and Maggie's Cancer Care.
We want to demonstrate our commitment to these causes
through actions rather than words; colleagues from across the firm
are already heavily involved, living and breathing the four pillars
of our Responsible Business strategy:
Equality, 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.
Each lawyer also 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), Moseley Road Swimming Baths
(Birmingham), Yorkshire Cat Rescue (Leeds), Great Western Credit
Union (London), and several others.