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Banking & Finance Senior Associate (6+ PQE)
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 Birmingham,
Bristol Leeds 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 480 staff, including 82 Partners, and our
award-winning teams provide construction, commercial, corporate,
property, regulatory, employment and litigation (commercial and
clinical negligence) legal advice.
Bevan Brittan was named among 'The Times Best Law Firms 2021' and has
recently won three major industry awards, along with being shortlisted
as a Finalist for a further eleven.
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 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.
A very supportive firm with the depth of skills in its teams to
provide a full service. - Chambers 2021
Rise to the Challenge
Following continued growth, we have an exciting opportunity for a
Senior Associate to join our Banking & Finance team.
We are an ambitious, growing 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.
The team regularly advise on high-value and complex transactions.
In the last 12 months, we have worked on a wide variety of matters,
A £150m private placement for Havebury Housing Partnership
Acting for Pocket Living in relation to over £32m development
funding for two sites
Refinancing £115m funding for ForHousing Limited
Advising Adept Care Homes in relation to its £32m group refinance
Acting for Care Concern Group on multiple acquisitions for development
Acting for OakNorth in relation to its funding of Melrose Education
Acting for M&G in respect of private placements to various
Acting for ARA Venn on the government backed affordable
housing guarantee scheme
We are ranked in the top tiers for social housing, healthcare and
local authority work by both Chambers and Legal 500 and recently won
the HealthInvestor 2022 Legal Advisor of the Year - Transactional
and Private Awards.
This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in a large variety
of work, and a great chance to meaningfully contribute to the growth
of the team and wider firm, by building relationships with clients
and supporting on business development initiatives.
There will be significant progression opportunities available, and
this role will offer the successful applicant the opportunity to
truly make their mark on the practice.
What we're looking for from you
The successful candidate will have Banking & Finance
experience, and enjoy being part of a transactional team.
This role will involve advising clients on a full range of banking
matters and transactions from start to finish.
It is not necessary to have any specific sector experience,
however property finance, housing finance and/or capital markets
experience would be beneficial.
It is more important to be a team-player, with the drive and
enthusiasm to help us grow our Banking & Finance practice and
deliver an area of strategic growth for the firm.
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).
Due to COVID-19, all of our roles are currently home-based until it
is safe to return to our modern office spaces. The hours are 36.25 per
week, working shifts between 08:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday, however
we are open to considering requests to work more flexibly.
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. This has laid the
foundations for our Responsible Business strategy.
In December 2020 we donated a total of £40,000 to our four regional
office charities, with each charity receiving £10,000 towards the
causes colleagues support throughout the year. The donations went
towards providing vital services after a particularly challenging year.
We want to demonstrate our commitment to these causes through action
rather than words; colleagues from across the firm are already heavily
involved, living and breathing the four pillars of our Responsible
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.