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 people, 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
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
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 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
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
Have the opportunity to develop your practice and your career,
have responsibility appropriate to your knowledge and expertise.
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
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
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.
Bevan Brittan is proudly a carbon neutral firm. We have
achieved the UN's Climate Neutral Now accreditation and our
environmental sustainability plan is focussed on achieving our net
zero carbon target.
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), Moseley Road Swimming Baths (Birmingham),
Yorkshire Cat Rescue (Leeds), Great Western Credit Union (London),
and several others.