Breadth of Bevan Brittan expertise demonstrated in Legal 500 performance

Bevan Brittan has performed strongly in this year’s independent guide to the legal profession, Legal 500, maintaining its rankings in core areas and receiving rankings in a number of disciplines for the first time that involve working with private sector clients. The number of elite ‘leading lawyers’ at the firm has risen to 12 lawyers.

Bevan Brittan has been ranked ‘tier one’ across seven practice areas.  These areas are Local Government (London, South West), Health (London, South West), Professional Discipline (London), Employment (South West) and Clinical Negligence – defendant (West Midlands).

Practice areas where the firm has been ranked for the first time include Power (London – tier four), Health & Safety (South West – tier two), Project Finance and PFI (South West – tier two), Immigration (West Midlands – tier two) and Property Litigation (West Midlands – tier five).

The firm has also seen rankings rise for Commercial Property in two of its offices (South West – tier two up from tier three, Yorkshire – tier four up from tier five), underlining its growing presence in this market.

Demonstrating the quality of its people, the number of ‘leading lawyers’ at Bevan Brittan has risen from eight last year to 12 this year.

The individuals ranked as leading lawyers cover a range of specialisms and sectors:

  • Nadeem Arshad (Energy)
  • Judith Barnes (Local Government)
  • Virginia Cooper (Professional Discipline)
  • Adrian Dagnall (Clinical Negligence)
  • Joanne Easterbrook (Clinical Negligence)
  • James Gutteridge (Employment)
  • Julian Hoskins (Employment)
  • David Hutton (Local Government)
  • Rosemary Jago (Health)
  • Sarah Lamont (Employment)
  • Sharon Renouf (Health)
  • Louise Robling (Construction)

The firm is quoted in the Legal 500 guide as being “a market leader” for Local Government, while it is noted as advising “a large number of NHS trusts and 40 clinical commissioning groups” with private health operators also in its client list. The firm’s Employment practice is quoted as being “outstanding in every respect”, while for Project Finance and PFI it is quoted as having “a unique and valuable perspective gained from experience advising public and private sector clients”.

In total, the firm has 40 ranked practice areas, the same as last year.

Duncan Weir, managing partner at Bevan Brittan, said:

“These excellent results reflect the focus of our business strategy, retaining our market leadership within healthcare, local government and housing whilst entering new markets and acting for a significant number of businesses providing commercial, property, regulatory, employment legal and advisory services.  

We continue to perform strongly across all our offices and our new rankings recognise where we have recently further strengthened our teams due to rising client demand, such as the appointment of Judith Hopper as a Partner in commercial and PFI litigation in Leeds and Cynyr Rhys as a Senior Associate in commercial and property litigation in Birmingham. The quality of our people is demonstrated in the number of leading lawyers that we have.

We are well-placed to continue on our growth trajectory across our offices and continue to provide our clients with the focused and commercial advice they need to help them achieve their business objectives.”



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About Bevan Brittan LLP:

Bevan Brittan is a UK Top 100 commercial law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services from offices in London, Leeds, Birmingham and Bristol.  The firm advises over 300 private sector businesses and is a market-leading law firm across Health and Social Care, Housing and Local and Central Government throughout the UK.

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