Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm providing a
comprehensive range of legal services from offices in Bristol,
Birmingham, Leeds and London.
The firm advises businesses across construction, energy &
resource management, higher education and financial services,
complementing the firm's market leadership within health & social
care, local government and housing.
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 Clinical Risk team operates across all four offices, offering
advice and assistance to health and social care organisations across a
broad range of issues including clinical negligence, medical
malpractice and human rights claims, inquests, Court of Protection and
public law matters.
We are one of ten firms that act for the NHS Resolution, putting us
at the heart of claims and complaints brought against the NHS. Our
Clinical Negligence team is highly regarded for their work acting on
behalf of NHSR and NHS Trusts and in the defence of clinical
negligence cases. In addition, we undertake healthcare and medical
malpractice and regulatory work for a range of private insurers and
private sector health and social care providers.
Rise to the Challenge
We are seeking to recruit a clinical negligence/medical malpractice
lawyer, to join our Bristol office (with flexible hybrid working).
This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join a
highly regarded team with an excellent client base and quality work, including:
Management of a full caseload of pre-litigated and litigated
complex and high value matters for NHS Resolution and Insurers
Development of relationships with NHS Resolution/Insurer clients
and Trust/Insured clients
Liaising with Primary Care practitioners of various specialties
Supporting the Partners with business development and projects
What we are looking for from you
The successful applicant will ideally have had experience of managing
a caseload of defendant clinical negligence, defendant medical
malpractice/insurance or PI matters and 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
The ability to provide supervision to more junior lawyers
A practical and commercial approach
An interest in business development
An aptitude and willingness to learn new skills and gain an
in-depth understanding of relevant healthcare sectors
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 Bristol is the Great Western Air
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.