Bevan Brittan has announced its latest Partner hire with the news that a procurement, competition law and subsidy control specialist, Bethan Lloyd, has joined the expanding national law firm.
Bethan becomes the tenth Partner to move to the firm in the past 18 months with the news coming less than a month after it announced the appointment of five new Partners in its 2022 promotion round across its four national offices.
An acknowledged expert in her field, Bethan joins from Geldards where she was Head of the Public Sector team in Wales and a Partner in their commercial team.
Bethan will be joining Bevan Brittan’s highly respected national Procurement Team, which advises a range of public sector bodies and businesses, directly or via major legal services frameworks.
She will be based at the firm’s Bristol office and advise clients across England and Wales , including those on the prestigious Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Central Government panel and the EM Lawshare framework, to which Bevan Brittan was recently re-appointed.
Bethan will enhance the team further by adding her specialist skills in public procurement law, subsidy control advice and competition law drawn from a successful 24-year career in which she has advised central government bodies, local and public authorities and regulatory bodies, as well as advising businesses contracting with public bodies.
Bevan Brittan’s Managing Partner Duncan Weir said: “Bethan will be the latest respected addition to our business and will bring additional and substantial experience to a team which is already recognised as a leader in its field.
“It is yet another example of how attractive Bevan Brittan is as a business where people can grow their careers, do some of the best work in the market and, with hybrid working, provide flexibility from where they are based in the country. The positive news keeps coming for us and shows no signs of slowing down across our established and emerging markets.”
In the last 12 months, the applied skills and experience within the Bristol office have been recognised across the business community with the firm winning ‘Law Firm of the Year’ at the Bristol Property; Bristol Life and Bristol Law Society awards.
The firm, which has recorded eight consecutive years of growth, also announced earlier this month (May) that it had promoted 10% of its lawyers, with 32 colleagues successful across its four offices – more than double the level from last year and the highest number ever for the business.