Bevan Brittan

Bristol Office

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Managing Partner: Duncan Weir
Senior Partner: Joanne Easterbrook
Number of UK partners: 74
Number of other UK fee-earners: 308

Commercial & Infrastructure:
Andrew Tobin
Clinical Risk: Tim Hodgetts
Litigation, Advisory & Regulatory: Adam Kendall
Property: Mark Calverley

Bevan Brittan LLP is a full-service law firm with over 70 partners, 300 lawyers and 500 staff. It is recognised by The Times as one of the ‘Best Law Firms 2020’. Reflecting the nationwide location of clients and markets, the firm has offices based in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and London. The firm advises over 800 businesses and is a market-leader within health and social care, housing and local and central government. With a growing presence in the higher education, financial services, energy and sustainability and manufacturing sectors.

As a major UK Top 100 commercial law firm, Bevan Brittan provides a comprehensive legal and advisory service, including commercial contracting, corporate transactions, governance, property, commercial and clinical litigation, regulatory and employment law.
Health and Social Care:
Bevan Brittan is one of the UK’s leading health and social care legal and regulatory advisors. The firm advises 60% of all NHS Trusts, 33% of CCGs and over 170 independent health and social care providers and suppliers across the UK.
The firm has won the following Health Investor Awards:
■ 2019 Legal Advisor of the Year (Private)
■ 2018 Legal Advisor of the Year (Public)
■ 2018 Legal Advisor of the Year (Public Transactional)
Bevan Brittan advises a range of NHS bodies including NHS Resolution, NHS Property Services (NHSPS) and the Department of Health & Social Care. The firm continues to advise the major insurers and brokers on defending clinical and personal liability claims and the firm’s independent health and social care practice advises a breadth of clients including large health providers, digital start-ups, funders and suppliers, including Barchester Healthcare.
Bevan Brittan is a leading advisor within social housing. The firm has recently grown its housing finance team, and the overall housing practice advises some of the largest housing associations in the country on the delivery of housing developments and housing management services including Places for People, Sanctuary Housing and L&Q. The firm has advised on several successful mergers such as Catalyst Housing Group and Aldwyck Housing Group, YMCA Birmingham and YMCA Coventry & Warwickshire to create YMCA Heart of England, Great Places Housing Group and Equity Housing Group. Bevan Brittan plays a significant role in advising public and private sector housing developers to meet the growing housing shortage, advising on the Lewisham Gateway, Icknield Port Loop in Birmingham and the Thamesmead redevelopment with Peabody Group.
Bevan Brittan won West Midlands Insider’s 2019 Property Law Firm of the Year Award.
Central and Local Government and Agencies:
Bevan Brittan is a leading advisor within central and local government providing extensive commercial, governance, property and sensitive employment advice. The firm has advised on a range of regeneration schemes throughout England, including the West Midlands and London Boroughs, and is appointed to the main frameworks: CCS Wider Public Sector framework, EMLawshare, WYLAW, NEPO and LBLA. The firm advises other regulatory and public bodies, such as the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and the Financial Conduct Authority.
Commercial Services:
The firm advises over 800 businesses, specifically in the provision of commercial, construction, property, litigation, employment legal advice and procurement challenges, with clients including Wates Construction, Engie, Canal & River Trust, Dematic and The Professional Cricketers’ Association.

Birmingham, Leeds and London.

Local Government Association, NHS Resolution, NHS Property Services, Community Health Partnerships, Education & Skills Funding Agency, Places for People, Sanctuary Housing, London & Quadrant, United Communities, Sovereign Housing, Yorkshire Housing, Canal & River Trust, Wates Construction, Engie, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Barchester Healthcare, Shawbook Bank, Rehability UK, A Shade Greener Finance Services along with a number of NHS Trusts (including Barts Health NHS Trust, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Trust and the Royal Free Hospital) and Local Authorities (including Birmingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and London Borough of Harrow).
New Clients Include:
NS&I, Dematic, Central Housing Investment Consortium, Sunderland City Council, The Pioneer Group and De Montfort University.