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 energy & resource management,
higher education and financial services, complementing the firm's
market leadership within housing, local government and health &
We currently employ over 500 people, including over 80 Partners, and
our award-winning teams provide construction, commercial, corporate,
property, projects/PFI/PPP, regulatory, employment and litigation
(commercial and clinical negligence) legal advice.
Bevan Brittan is named among 'The Times Best Law Firms
2022' and has won a number of prestigious awards including
'Legal Firm of the Year' at the Bristol Life Awards
2021 and 'Law
Firm of the Year (Over 20 Partners)' at the Bristol Law Society
Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes
applicants from all backgrounds.
Learn from the best
You will be joining a highly respected
team who have advised on award winning PPP and
infrastructure projects. The team has been
shortlisted as a Finalist for
"Organisation/Team of the Year" at the PPP Partnerships
Awards and regularly receives positive testimonials from the legal press:
"Bevan Brittan LLPis well versed in assisting clients from the public and private
sector alike and has particular industry expertise in waste, energy,
health and property regeneration infrastructure." (Legal 500)
The team is led by Nadeem Arshad (Partner) and Nathan Bradberry (Partner) - both of whom are ranked in
the legal directories, such as Legal 500, for their expertise in Energy,
Project Finance and PFI. They advise on PPPs, PFIs, project
finance, construction & engineering and commercial transactions
across the following sectors:
Waste/Resource Management and Energy from Waste
Net Zero, Energy and Renewables
" … the firm's national energy practice … has standout capabilities in
energy-from-waste, energy innovation and renewable energy. District
energy is another bedrock of the firm's work." (Legal 500)
The team has an exceptional reputation in
acting for project developers, project companies, contractors,
investors, local authorities and sub-contractors. Some of our
clients include Engie, Viridor, Legal & General, Cemex, SDCL,
Argent, Wates and many UK wide public sector organisations.
We have had huge success in growing the
practice in the last 24 months and our achievements are demonstrated
by some of the high profile projects on which we
have been advising:
a bidder on the £1 billion Bristol City Leap Zero Carbon and Smart
a bidder on a £400+ million Energy from Waste and Carbon Capture
Usage and Storage PPP;
a bidder on the £1 billion Silvertown Tunnel PFI; and
a local authority on their £500 million Waste and Resource
Rise to the Challenge
We are looking for a Senior Lawyer
(6+ years' PQE) to join our vibrant and growing team. In this role,
support on the delivery of market leading PFI/PPP projects,
including advising the procuring local authorities, or a bidder,
sub-contractor, or investor during the procurement process
provide contract management advice through the construction and
operational periods of signed PFI/PPP projects, including on complex
contract variations, asset management, refinancing, changes in law,
expiry and handback issues
advise on commercial contracts across the broader infrastructure
and energy sectors
have lots of client contact and responsibility (appropriate to
your knowledge and expertise)
undertake negotiations and client meetings
receive support, training and development by senior members of the team
develop your marketing and business development skills
In light of the ambition and potential growth plans for this team,
for the right candidate and with a business case, there is the
prospect of progression to Partner.
What we are looking for from you
We will consider candidates from a
range of backgrounds and experience including,
for example, a lawyer with projects, construction, FM, investor or
finance expertise without direct experience of our specific sectors.
We will provide support and training to the successful candidate who
will gain excellent experience, development and career opportunities.
One of the key attributes that we look for in applicants is a
passion to learn, enthusiasm and the desire to excel as a
lawyer in our sectors. We will provide support and training
to the successful candidate who will gain excellent experience,
development and career opportunities.
The successful applicant will possess the following:
6+ years' PQE
Private practice or in-house experience
Experience of working in a team and coordinating advice with fee
earners from other disciplines
Knowledge of key areas of the law and the ability to deliver
clear, precise and practical advice
Experience of supervising junior team members
Ambitious, committed, ability and interest in growing business
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 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. 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.
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.