office (Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds or London)
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 local government,
housing 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
Our Litigation, Regulatory and Public Law team is a market leader in
the health, social care and local government sectors and continues to
grow its profile and client base in the financial services,
commercial, and higher education sectors. The team sits within the
Litigation, Advisory & Regulatory department which deals with
substantial commercial, regulatory and public law disputes. The team
primarily acts for public bodies such as local authorities, health
trusts, regulators, oversight bodies, statutory bodies, and we also
act for higher education institutions and corporates.
In joining our growing team, you will have the opportunity to work
for a number of the firm's key strategic clients and a range of
partner leads and colleagues, across several of the firm's key
sectors, whilst managing your own caseload. Given the nature of our
clients the cases on which we work regularly touch on live
socio-economic or political issues whether that be within local
government, health, higher education or financial services; often
raising novel issues. We find that our work is highly rewarding as a
result. We have strong and trusted partnerships with the clients we
work with who genuinely value our support and tell us so.
The team wholeheartedly embrace hybrid working with each colleague
having flexibility to self-determine what works for them. The firm has
an exciting and ambitious strategic growth plan for the next 5 years,
which means there is significant opportunity to support career
progression for the right candidate.
Rise to the Challenge
We are recruiting a solicitor
(3-5PQE) to join our busy and diverse litigation, advisory and
regulatory team working for a range of public sector and
private sector clients spanning local government, health and higher
education. The role will focus on
the commercial disputes and regulatory work that we do. The
successful candidate will be involved in:
Advising on the merits of bringing and defending claims for breach
of contract, mis-selling, negligence and fraud
Corporate disputes - breach of warranty, unfair prejudice
Representing clients engaged in litigation and advising on the
various stages through from pre-action to trial
ADR including mediations and local dispute resolution
Dealing with complex multi-jurisdictional and multi-party litigation
Financial services disputes
Instructing and working with experts and counsel
Advising regulators, including on responding to adverse events,
interpretation of and use of powers, challenges to enforcement action
Regulatory/own initiative investigations
Experience of acting for or an
interest in public bodies would be advantageous. The successful
candidate will work with partners and associates on business
development, so an interest in supporting business development
activities and initiatives would be beneficial.
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.