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
Paralegal, with experience of residential property and general
property knowledge. The role will involve:
Working for clients within our
Local Government Sector providing advice in relation to their
ongoing acquisition program of a number of residential properties
and some general residential sales/purchases for private sector clients.
Handling new build plot sales
for private sector developers and a local authority client.
Assisting the fee earners with a
range of property transactions including acquisition and sales of
commercial premises, landlord and tenant matters and assistance
with acquisition and site set up of commercial/residential developments.
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
and sales of residential property including 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. Experience of working on commercial property
transactions would be beneficial but not essential.
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
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.