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Job Title Paralegal - Litigation Advisory and Regulatory
Location London

Job Title: Paralegal - Litigation Advisory and Regulatory

Location: 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 London, Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds.

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 team undertakes a range of public law, governance and advisory work, primarily for NHS commissioners and providers. We also undertake work for Local Authorities and social care providers. We advise on high profile and complex matters, supporting our clients through the many challenges which they currently face.

The team currently consists of five Partners and a team of Senior Associates, Associates and Solicitors who jointly manage a Paralegal and a Trainee. Due to the level of work in the team, there is an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal to join us.

We adopt a multidisciplinary team approach, working closely with colleagues across our Bevan Brittan teams. This provides opportunities to work with different teams/people, providing expert advice to support a wide range of colleagues.

We are currently advising a number of clients across Bevan Brittan's sectors. The work we do supports a wide range of clients in their decision making processes. Our work is important and has a real purpose.

Rise to the Challenge

We are looking for a Paralegal to join our highly respected and supportive Litigation, Regulatory and Public Law Team.

In this role, you will:

  • Have the opportunity to learn from experienced lawyers
  • Work as part of a respected and supportive team
  • Have access to high quality, interesting work - no two days are ever the same
  • Proactively manage deadlines to ensure compliance
  • Prepare letters of instruction to experts and analyse expert evidence
  • Draft letters of advice to clients and Letters of Response;
  • Assist senior team members with litigated cases;
  • Conduct legal research
  • Support in managing documents, service and court bundles
  • Attend hearings and meetings to take notes
  • Undertake an important client-relationship support role including direct contact with clients

What we are looking for from you

We are looking for a highly organised individual with excellent time management skills and the ability to assimilate information quickly and present it succinctly. A collegiate approach to team working and the ability to build and maintain successful relationships will be essential for this role. You will have a pragmatic, common sense approach to tasks, and the confidence to think independently when necessary. Good IT skills will also be required. You will need to adopt a practical and commercial approach and be an organised, lateral thinker with an eye for detail. Previous Litigation, Advisory and Regulatory experience is desirable but not essential.

Work-life Balance

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.

Responsible Business

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 London is The Talent Tap.

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:

  • Community Engagement
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Wellbeing

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.