Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm
providing a comprehensive range of legal services from offices in
Leeds, Bristol, Birmingham 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 and social care.
We currently employ over 500 staff, 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 and 'Property Law Firm of the Year' at the
Insider Yorkshire Property Industry Awards 2021.
Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and
welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.
Learn from specialists
Due to continued growth, we are currently recruiting a
Paralegal to join our Property (Housing) team in our Leeds and
Bristol offices. The Housing team act mostly for Housing
Associations, providing advice on all aspects of property law.
Bevan Brittan has strong recognition in the independent
legal directories - Chambers & Partners and 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 UK, 2022
Rise to the Challenge
This role is a fantastic opportunity to work within a
busy team on a wide range of property matters, predominantly focused
on sales for our Housing Association clients (shared ownership,
re-sale price covenant, outright sales, land disposals). Additional
tasks will include supporting the partners in the team in relation
to acquisition from developers (completion statements, liaising
about completion dates, priority searches etc.) and supporting the
team on security work (reviewing searches, reviewing titles,
assisting in preparing disclosures for certificates of title)
Applicants must be able to demonstrate previous
property experience dealing with sales work, ideally in relation to
the sale of residential property although we would also consider
individuals who have acted on behalf of buyers of new build
property. The team is a very supportive environment which will
provide on the job training for social housing aspects of the role,
and you will receive ongoing day to day support from the more
experienced lawyers. Previous Social Housing experience is not
therefore essential for this role, but an interest in Social Housing
would be a real advantage.
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 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.
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
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:
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.