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
Housing is one of our core markets and focus areas for
growth. Our Housing Management team operates as one team with
lawyers based in all four of our offices. We advise a considerable
number of registered providers, ranging from many of the top ten
largest providers in the country at one end of the spectrum to
smaller, specialist providers at the other and everything in between.
Whilst the majority of our work is for housing
associations, we also increasingly provide housing management
services to a range of other types of organisation including local
authorities, care providers, the NHS, universities, charities, and
Rise to the Challenge
The Bevan Brittan Housing
Management team has experienced significant growth over the last
couple of years and is now one of the largest housing management
practices in the country. Our track record of delivering high
quality advice means that growth is set to continue, with a number
of major tender wins adding to an already impressive list of clients
based across the country and nationally.
A vacancy has arisen for a solicitor to join the team
in our Birmingham or Leeds offices (with flexible hybrid working).
The role will involve advising social landlords (and other
landlords) on a wide range of housing management issues, including:
Cases involving the Equality Act 2010 and the Mental
Capacity Act 2005
Breach of tenancy claims
Access injunctions for gas and electricity safety
Failed succession cases
Leasehold management advice
Service charge disputes
What we are looking for from you
Previous experience of work for social landlords is
essential, with experience of acting for housing associations being
desirable. The successful applicant will possess the following
skills, which are key to the role:
Extremely organised with a keen eye for detail
The ability to manage client expectations and adhere
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 team player with a keenness to work collaboratively
with colleagues at junior and senior levels
A practical and commercial, 'can do' approach to
Commitment to the social housing sector
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
InUnity (Birmingham) 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 Business strategy:
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.