Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm providing a
comprehensive range of legal services from offices in London,
Birmingham, Bristol or Leeds.
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.
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.
Rise to the Challenge
Following continued growth, we have an exciting opportunity for an
Associate or Senior Associate to join our Banking & Finance team.
We are an ambitious team of banking and finance specialists who act
for a wide range of clients across a number of sectors, with a focus
on the housing association, local authority and healthcare sectors. We
act for both funders and borrowers including large and small corporate
entities, charities, housing associations, local authorities, property
developers, large institutional investors as well as banks.
As a small team, this is an exciting opportunity to get involved in a
large variety of work and to contribute to the growth of the team by
building relationships with clients and supporting on business
development initiatives. The team regularly advise on high-value and
complex transactions and in the last 12 months we have worked on a
wide variety of matters including a £30m private placement for a
housing association, advising on a green retail bond, restructuring a
£110m loan, funding for several joint venture arrangements with
national house builders, funder consent requirements for a merger and
a £50m loan for a property investment portfolio. We work closely with
colleagues in other departments including property, corporate,
governance and construction teams.
What we are looking for from you
The successful candidate will have banking / finance experience and
enjoy being part of a transactional team. The role will involve
advising clients on a full range of banking matters and to be involved
in transactions from start to finish. It is not necessary to have any
specific sector experience, although property finance, housing finance
and/or capital markets experience would be helpful. However it is more
important to be a team-player with the drive and enthusiasm to help us
grow our banking practice.
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 charities are The Talent Tap (London), InUnity
(Birmingham), Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (Bristol) and
Maggie's Cancer Care (Leeds).
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.