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Job Title Banking & Finance Associate/Senior Associate, 4+ PQE
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Job Title: Banking & Finance Associate / Senior Associate, 4+ PQE

Location: London, Birmingham, Bristol or Leeds

Join a team that makes real changes

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.

Work-life Balance

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.

Responsible Business

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 Business strategy:

  • Community Engagement
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Wellbeing

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.