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Bevan Brittan

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Managing Partner: Duncan Weir
Senior Partner: Joanne Easterbrook
Number of UK partners: 56
Number of other UK fee-earners: 267

Contacts 
Commercial & Infrastructure:
Andrew Tobin
Clinical Risk: Joanne Easterbrook
Litigation, Advisory & Regulatory: Adam Kendall
Property: Mark Calverley 

THE FIRM Bevan Brittan LLP is a full-service law firm with 56 partners and 267 lawyers and over 400 staff. From its offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and London, and reflecting the nationwide location of clients and markets — the firm advises over 300 private sector businesses and is a market-leader within health and social care, housing and local and central government.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK As a 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.

Urban Regeneration: Bevan Brittan is one the leading firms advising on urban regeneration within London and across the country. The firm advised on the Birmingham Smithfield regeneration scheme, which aims to create 3,000 new jobs with the development of 2,000 homes and 300,000m² retail and office space and was appointed by BXS LP to advise on all the utilities and district energy aspects of the Brent Cross South redevelopment in North West London. The firm is currently acting on the Icknield Port Loop, a 43-acre site for new homes and open spaces. The firm advised Places for People and Urban Splash who were selected for the development of the project.

Growth in Housing Associations:
Bevan Brittan advises many Housing Associations throughout England including G15 members. The firm provides legal and advisory services to Sanctuary, Places for People and London & Quadrant, three of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and commercial services in England and Scotland. The firm was appointed by Peabody to provide legal services on its appointment as a strategic partner on the develop­ment of Thamesmead Waterfront.

Healthcare:
Bevan Brittan provides a full commercial, corporate, regulatory, workforce and clinical negligence legal advisory service and has worked with the NHS since 1948, including NHS Resolution, NHS Eng­land, the majority of the NHS Trusts and a quarter of all CCGs. The firm won ‘Legal Advisor of the Year for Public Sector and Public Transactional’ from Health Investor Magazine. Recently advised the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust on one of the largest hospital redevelopment schemes (Chase Farm Hospital) in the country. This will provide the newest and most digitally advanced hospital in the NHS. It will also create new schools and houses on the redundant land. The firm advises over 100 independent health and social care providers across the country and have been at the forefront of advising on public and private partnerships and helping local NHS bodies to develop their Accountable Care Systems.

Central Government:
Bevan Brittan is appointed to the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) legal panel advising central government departments. The CCS acts on behalf of government departments and bodies in the procurement and delivery of commercial services to the public sector with the aim of deliv­ering maximum value for money. The firm advises a number of central government agencies, including the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the ‘Building Schools for the Future’ programme.

Litigation Advisory & Regulatory:
The team is known for its outstanding procurement litigation practice, offering unrivalled expertise in the areas of public procurement and public law litigation, acting for both private sector bidders and the public sector on very high value, complex and high profile litigation. The work carried out by the wider team is varied and includes: financial services disputes, complex and high value ICT disputes, defamation and harassment claims, actions for breach of contract, negligence, fraud related issues, health and safety obligations, and helping organisations prepare for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The department acts for private, public and third sector clients based throughout England and Wales ranging from PLCs, large corporates, public bodies (including all 368 local authorities), charities and not-for-profit organisations.

OTHER OFFICES London, Leeds and Birmingham.

CLIENTS Local Government Association; NHS Resolution; NHS Property Services, Community Health Partnerships, Education & Skills Funding Agency, Places for People, Sanctuary Housing, London & Quadrant , Canal & River Trust, Wates Construction, Leonard Cheshire Disability, BUPA, G4S, Huntercombe Group along with a number of NHS Trusts (including Barts Health NHS Trust, University Hospitals Birmingham, Leeds Teaching Hospitals and the Royal Free Hospital) and Local Authorities (including Birmingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and London Borough of Harrow).