• Why work at Bevan Brittan?

    We are an established UK top-100 commercial law with an outstanding client base across a range of markets and recently won Legal Advisor of the Year at the Health Investor Awards 2017.   

    Recognised for our expertise across our legal disciplines within Commercial, Property, Litigation, Advisory and Clinical Risk, we are lawyers who thrive on a collaborative approach to clients’ issues.

    You will be relied on, valued and supported. And you’ll be part of a team that is making a real name for itself in reshaping the service and the solutions that lawyers offer.

    If you’re looking for superb career opportunities, in a friendly and challenging environment, keep an eye on our vacancies. Or contact us at any time at careers@bevanbrittan.com. We’d love to hear from you.

    “I am proud to tell people that I work for Bevan Brittan. We’re known and respected.”


    • Partner, Contentious Construction, London

      A vacancy has arisen for Partner to lead the Construction & Engineering dispute resolution team in the Commercial & Infrastructure department of the London office.

      The successful candidate will have a track record in contentious construction work across a wide range of contracts. Experience of JCT and NEC will be essential but experience of PFI/PPP projects at both Project Agreement and/or Construction/Services Contract level will be advantageous. There is an existing caseload of Partner lead work delivered through the London Office and so a following is not essential. However, the successful candidate will have excellent business development skills and be able to demonstrate the ability and enthusiasm to develop and grow contentious construction work delivered from the London office.

      The Construction & Engineering team of 14 (4 Partners and 8 other fee earners) are based in Bristol and London, and work on a mix of contentious and non-contentious matters for both public and private sector clients. The Construction & Engineering team sits within the wider Commercial & Infrastructure department and includes a further 21 partners.

      Our market-leading Construction & Engineering team has a national reputation in health, education, housing and local authority sectors which is second to none. We also advise clients operating in infrastructure, leisure, highways and renewable energy and waste sectors. We advise on disputes arising from all standard form and bespoke documentation, including professional appointments, pre-construction agreements, building contracts, performance bonds, guarantees and collateral warranties. This ranges from complex PFI/PPP arrangement, to EPC contracts, to traditional and design and build contracts, and through to construction management and management contracting.

      Our experienced dispute team advises clients on all formal dispute resolution processes including adjudication, litigation, arbitration and other ADR processes. We also work very closely with the non-contentious parts of our team, and the wider Commercial & Infrastructure department to provide pre-dispute advice and based on our dispute resolution experience, we have developed a significant reputation for our contract review and re-negotiation services, and so avoiding the need for dispute resolution and achieving release of value for clients from their existing contracts.

      To apply for this position, please email careers@bevanbrittan.com with your CV and covering letter.

    • 5 PQE+ IP/IT Associate, Commercial & Infrastructure, Birmingham or Leeds

      Bevan Brittan is a law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services to clients in the public, private and third sectors, from offices in London, Bristol and Birmingham. The firm are the largest specialist provider of commercial legal services to the Public Sector in the UK. Clients include a third of all NHS Bodies and all Local Authorities in England, 30 Housing Associations, and over 100 private sector organisations who serve these sectors. You’ll be joining a team of bright, down-to-earth lawyers providing incisive, practical advice in an open, supportive and stimulating culture.

      We are looking for an Associate to play a key role in our IP/IT team to be based in either Birmingham or Leeds. With in-depth, industry-focused expertise, the team advises on the procurement, licensing and supply of tech products and services to a wide range of public and private sector clients. In an increasingly complex and competitive commercial landscape, the team is helping more and more clients keep pace with change – making this an exciting time to join.

      The Role

      Your work will focus on high-value, long-term projects for the likes of NHS bodies, local authorities and central government agencies, as well as private sector companies. That could mean advising on outsourcing, IT infrastructure and support service agreements on projects as varied as electronic patient records and European grant funding systems.

      Your remit will be broad and interesting, giving you extensive client contact from the outset. Throughout, you’ll be well supported in an experienced, inclusive team.

      The Individual

      The successful candidate will possess the following skills:

      • 5 Years PQE+ 
      • Good experience in drafting and negotiating contracts (including IT contracts) and have some understanding of corporate structures.
      • Demonstrate a real interest in IT or technology law, with a keenness to develop further.
      • In addition to IT experience you should also have experience on advising on non-contentious intellectual property matters preferably including brand strategies, licensing and exploitation
      • An ability to liaise effectively with clients
      • Strong business development skills

      Additionally, you may have worked in Private Practice, establishing yourself as a reliable and capable commercial lawyer dealing with a breadth of clients. We’d equally like to hear from you if you’ve worked in-house at a tech firm or within the public sector, and are looking to make the move to a law firm. Whatever your background, you must be excellent in front of clients, ready to play an active role in growing the team and eager to drive your career forward in a progressive and ambitious practice.

      To apply, please forward your CV to careers@bevanbrittan.com

    • Contentious Construction Solicitor (1-3PQE), London

      The Construction and Engineering team is based in Bristol and London and consists of 4 Partners and 10 other fee earners who work on a mix of contentious and non-contentious matters for both public sector clients and private sector clients who provide services to the public sector.

      A vacancy has arisen in our London office for a 1-3 Year PQE Solicitor to work in the Construction and Engineering team which forms part of the firm's Commercial & Infrastructure department.

      Previous experience in a construction and engineering team/department is a given for this role which will focus on contentious construction work; however, candidates with a mixed skill are also encouraged to apply as the team has a significant non-contentious practice as well and we are very open to growing the team in the most effective way possible.

      The successful candidate will have the ability to manage their own time efficiently, possess excellent drafting and legal analysis skills, and have an ability to liaise effectively with clients. Most importantly we are looking for ambitious lawyers who want to take on challenging work in the development of their careers. The partners have ambitious plans for growth and so career prospects are excellent for the right candidates.

      Our market-leading construction and engineering team has a national reputation and undertakes a broad range of work. You would be advising on development/regeneration schemes, energy and waste projects, social and economic infrastructure, construction and asset management, complex service outsourcing arrangements and professional negligence claims. We have a strong reputation in the local authority and health markets advising clients operating in housing, infrastructure, education, leisure, highways, waste management and renewable energy under traditional, partnering and PFI/PPP arrangements.

      As you would expect we advise on all standard form and bespoke documentation and have extensive experience of advising on all of the PPP models (including PFI) and the development of outsourcing and other partnership forms of working. Our experienced team also advises clients on all their formal dispute resolution needs within the increasingly complex construction and engineering market. Whenever defects or claims occur, we will quickly provide a comprehensive, practical and cost effective response that could include negotiation, Alternative Dispute Resolution (including mediation), adjudication, arbitration or litigation.

      To apply for this position, please email careers@bevanbrittan.com with your CV and covering letter.


    • Commercial 0-2 PQE Solicitor & 5PQE+ Associate, Bristol

      We are looking for two Lawyers to help with a range of work in our Commercial and Infrastructure Department in Bristol, with much of the work arising from procurements of infrastructure projects or service provision.  The broader department is involved in a wider variety of commercial and complex contracting work: joint ventures, construction and engineering; outsourced service provision; new forms of delivery and funding of works, infrastructure and front and back office services.

      The Role

      We are recruiting an Associate with a minimum of 5 years PQE and a Solicitor with 0-2 years PQE.

      The roles will involve a mix commercial work in a variety of sectors which could range from:

      • Infrastructure projects: highways, waste, energy, education, leisure, regeneration
      • The need for growth including new forms of partnerships and new structures and contracts to deliver services.
      • Variations and contract management including PFI and PPP schemes and outsourcing projects
      • Back office service provision: shared services, in-house, joint venture, outsourcing
      • Front office service provision: shared services, new corporate arrangements
      • Procurement support: running procurements (or bidding) for projects such as those described above
      • Commercialisation agenda with Local Government

      We act for a very large number of Local Authorities, NHS Bodies as well as a number of private sector clients and Registered Providers. Much of the anticipated work will be for Local Authorities and private sector clients bidding back to that sector.

      The Individual

      Our prime requirement is for good lawyers capable of thinking carefully and on their feet but who have considerable drive and energy with experience of or an ambition to help lead and drive our business development in these areas.

      You may currently be in private practice or working for the public sector or in-house.

      You may have experience in, or may simply wish to pursue your career in these areas. Experience is not essential for the right person with drive and enthusiasm.

      Accordingly, we welcome applicants with commercial experience which could be in infrastructure projects, outsourcing, running procurements or a wide range of other backgrounds.


      To apply for this position, please email careers@bevanbrittan.com with your CV and covering letter.

    • Property Paralegal – Bristol (6 months Fixed Term Contract)

      Property Paralegal – Bristol (6 months Fixed Term Contract)

      Bevan Brittan is a top 100 national law firm, providing high quality commercial legal advice to clients in the public, private and third sectors. We hold the Investors in People Gold standard, which is a mark of our commitment to our people and their ongoing development and wellbeing.

      We have four offices across the UK in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and London.

      The Property Department has experienced significant growth over the last couple of years and that growth is set to continue, with major tender wins on high profile projects across the country.

      A vacancy has arisen within the Commercial Property team in our Bristol office for a Paralegal. The Commercial Property team advises both private and public sector clients on property matters ranging from the acquisition and disposal of land and buildings through to the ongoing management of clients’ property portfolios. This role will involve providing support to various Fee Earners across the team and is a fantastic opportunity to work within a busy team on a wide range of property matters.

      Attention to detail, efficiency and the ability to use your own initiative will be essential for this position, and the ability to work to challenging deadlines will be imperative.

      To apply for this role, please send your CV to careers@bevanbrittan.com.

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