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.
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 specialists
We are ranked in Tier 1 for Healthcare work in the Legal 500 for
Yorkshire and the Humber. Our healthcare real estate team are market
leading and our Leeds office has expanded rapidly over the last five years.
Not only will you develop your technical skills and knowledge of the
healthcare sector, you will also have plenty of opportunity to meet
clients, grow your own network and develop other business development skills.
The successful candidate will be a commercial property solicitor able
to take on an existing caseload within the Health and Social Care
Team. There are genuine promotion prospects for those with the
ambition and skills to do so, plenty of variation in the work and
plenty of support from both the property team and the wider firm to
help you develop your own practice.
Rise to the Challenge
A vacancy has arisen within the Commercial Property team in our Leeds
office, caused by expanding workflows in our healthcare team. The
successful candidate will be a commercial property solicitor able to
take on an existing caseload. There are genuine promotion prospects
for those with the ambition and skills to do so.
This role will involve advising NHS clients on property matters
ranging from the acquisition and disposal of land and buildings
through to the ongoing management of property portfolios. Good
Landlord and Tenant experience will be essential and freehold
conveyancing experience will be a real plus.
Experience of healthcare related property work would be helpful, but
is not essential. An interest in the NHS and a desire to specialise in
work related to the NHS estate is important.
What we are looking for from you
The successful applicant will possess the following skills key to the role:
Strong communication skills with a professional approach to work
Confidence in working directly with clients
An ability to build strong interpersonal relationships
An aptitude for drafting and legal analysis
A keenness to work collaboratively with colleagues at junior and
Excellent project management skills
A practical and commercial approach
An interest in business development
An interest in the healthcare sector and a desire to work with
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.