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Bevan Brittan LLP

12 vacancies
22 trainees
92 partners
532 staff

Bevan Brittan is a UK-top 100 national law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal and advisory services to over 800 businesses.

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More info

Applications for our 2025 summer vacation scheme must be received by 27 February 2023. 

We offer 12 training contracts each year, with an intake in September. We fill most of our training contract spaces directly through our vacation scheme, so we recommend all candidates apply via this route. We do also consider direct applicants for training contracts, with applications for any 2024/2025 spaces opening 13 March 2023 and closing 17 May 2023.

You can find more information regarding our vacation scheme, training contracts and legal apprenticeships on our website, here.

Applications to

Annie Hellberg

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • HR-led interview
  • Partner interview
  • Presentation
  • Video interview
  • Written exercise

Bevan Brittan LLP is a UK Top-100 commercial law firm which operates nationally across construction, energy and resource management, higher education and financial services sectors, complementing the firm’s market leadership within housing, local and central government and health and social care, with the firm’s award-winning legal and regulatory teams based across its offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and London.

The teams work within one of four departments: property (including the commercial property, healthcare property and social housing teams), clinical risk (clinical negligence and health, care and regulatory teams), litigation, advisory and regulatory (including the litigation, employment and procurement teams), and commercial and infrastructure (including the construction, energy and resource management, corporate, IT and commercial health teams). 

Bevan Brittan is named among 'The Times Best Law Firms 2022' and has recently either won or been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards including 'Legal Firm of the Year' at the Bristol Life Awards 2021 and 'Law Firm of the Year (Over 20 Partners)' at the Bristol Law Society Awards 2021.

Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

Who should apply

We recognise that the most important prerequisite of quality service is a team of lawyers dedicated to service excellence. Our success is maintained by attracting and keeping talented legal minds. We are looking for bright people with sound common sense and plenty of energy, who can think logically and clearly. You need drive, commitment, willingness to take responsibility and the ability to work and relate well with others.

Our vacation scheme is a paid placement that runs for two weeks during the summer in each of our offices. During the placement you will get to work in one of our departments, enabling you to gain first-hand experience of the work our lawyers get involved in. You will also get the chance to meet and speak with trainees and colleagues across all of our departments, to get a real taste of what life at Bevan Brittan is like.

You will be given real work to do and detailed feedback by each member of the team you work with, to help you start developing your skills as a future solicitor.

Applications must be made via the application form on our website. The deadline is 27 February 2023.

During each six-month seat, the core of your training will be practical work experience in conjunction with an educational programme. The training is aimed at developing attitudes, skills, legal and commercial knowledge which is essential for your career success. You are encouraged to take on as much work and responsibility as you are able to handle, which will be reviewed on a regular basis with your supervising partner. The firm is friendly and supportive with an open-door policy along with a range of social, sporting and cultural activities.

From our September 2024 trainee intake, we will be introducing the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) route to qualification, replacing the need to complete the GDL and LPC. We will sponsor our future trainees through the SQE exams and our preferred preparation courses, the Post Graduate Diploma in Law (non-law students) and the LLM (all trainees) with The University of Law.

SQE1 will assess your legal knowledge through multiple-choice examinations and an online assessment in Legal Research and Writing. SQE2 will assess your legal skills through practical examinations and assessments.

After you have completed the SQE preparation courses and examinations, you will complete your training contract with the firm, comprising four six-month seats offering you the opportunity to gain experience across our practice areas. This will satisfy the requirements to complete two years of Qualifying Work Experience (QWE).

If you have already completed the GDL prior to accepting a training contract offer, you will need to complete the LLM through the University of Law before commencing the two-year training contract with us. If you have already completed the LPC prior to accepting a training contract offer, you will not need to complete any SQE courses or examinations.

Bursary and funding for PGDL and SQE available.

  • Employment
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Corporate
  • Medical law
  • Litigation
  • Property
  • Clinical negligence
  • Property litigation
  • Commercial health
  • Procurement
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

Kings Orchard, 1 Queen Street, Bristol, BS2 0HQ
Phone: 0370 194 1786
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 30
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree or three years commercial experience
Start salary: Competitive
Fees paid for:
  • SQE
Turnover: £44,000,000 (2017)
Profit per partner: £474,000 (2018)
Training contract applications: 400 (2022)
Retention rate: 75% (2022)
Partner diversity:
  • 65.5% male (2022)
  • 34.5% female
  • 0.0% N/A
Lawyer diversity:
  • 32.3% male (2022)
  • 67.7% female
  • 0.0% N/A
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Charities
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Bristol
  • Birmingham
  • London
  • Leeds
  • Birmingham Legal Advice Centre
  • Legal Advice Centres
  • ProHelp
  • #10000BlackInterns
  • Disability Confident Leader
  • Diversity Access Scheme - Law Society
  • Legal Apprenticeships
  • Leonard Cheshire Change 100
  • Mindful Business Charter
  • Rare Recruitment
  • Sutton Trust