Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm providing a
comprehensive range of legal services from offices in Leeds,
Birmingham, Bristol 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 'Legal Firm of the Year' at the Bristol Life 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
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
The Property Department has experienced significant growth over the
last couple of years and that growth is set to continue, with major
tender wins on high profile projects across the country. We are
currently recruiting to join our Private Sector Commercial Property
team in our Leeds office. The private sector team mostly act for
clients within the private sector but also work within other sectors
across the firm where there is a need for expertise.
What we are looking for from you
We have a role to fulfil for a Solicitor (1 - 4 PQE), Legal
Executive, Licenced Conveyancer or experienced Paralegal, with
experience of residential and commercial property. The role will involve:
Working for clients within our Local Government Sector and the
private sector providing advice in relation to their ongoing
acquisition program of a number of residential properties and some
general residential sales/purchase and new build plot sales.
Assisting the fee earners with a range of commercial transactions
including acquisition and sales of commercial premises, landlord and
tenant matters and assistance with acquisition and site set up of
This role is a fantastic opportunity to work within a busy team on a
range of property matters running a case load of residential
transactions and supporting the wider commercial property team on
commercial transactions. The role requires solid property experience
in title and search review including preparation of reports on title.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate previous property experience
dealing with acquisitions work and reporting on title and the ability
to work mostly unsupervised on residential matters although there is a
wealth of experience in the team should support be required.
Attention to detail, efficiency and the ability to use your own
initiative will be essential for this position, and the ability to
work to challenging deadlines will be imperative.
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 biennial 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. In December 2021 we
donated a total of £60,000 to our four regional office charities, with
each charity receiving £15,000 to help fund their vital services.
Our current selected charity in Leeds is 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.