Bevan Brittan LLP > Bristol, England > Firm Profile

Bevan Brittan LLP
KINGS ORCHARD
1 QUEEN STREET
BRISTOL
BS2 0HQ
England

Employment > Employment: Bristol Tier 1

Bevan Brittan LLP has particular expertise in matters relating to local government, health, higher education, housing and pensions. Jodie Sinclair heads the practice, overseeing the team from the London office. Nigel Bolton joined the team from Freeths LLP in January 2021. Julian Hoskins is noted for his representation of employers in the health and private sectors. Sarah Lamont is best known for her representation of councils, housing associations and education bodies. James Gutteridge is mentioned for his specialist health sector expertise.

Practice head(s):

Jodie Sinclair

Testimonials

‘The team were conscious to advise us of the potential costs to our business, not only concerning the outcome of the matter in dispute, but the legal costs at various stages.’

‘Bevan Brittan has diversity in its staff, covers a wide range of sectors and is environmentally conscious.’

‘I have worked with Julian Hoskins and was very impressed by Julian’s detailed knowledge and experience of employment related issues.’

‘Prompt, confident, and expert advice, just when you need it.’

‘Sarah Lamont provides outstanding support and expertise to navigate the most complex and contentious matters.’

‘This is a team that knows and understands the reality of the sector which means their advise and management of matters is effective, focused and strategic but human in its approach.’

‘Julian Hoskins remains a strong litigator and adviser on IR and ER matters and provides advice which is legally correct but also tactically astute.’

Key clients

Local Government Association

Sustrans

Peabody Trust

Catalyst Housing

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

National Savings and Investments

Royal United Hospitals Bath

Birmingham City Council

St Monica’s Trust

Lewisham LBC

Plymouth NHS Foundation Trust

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Sheffield CC

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

Haringey LBC

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Southwark LBC

West of England Combined Authority

Royal Borough of Greenwich Council

Work highlights

  • Advised University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust in defending claims brought by a hospital consultant concerning whistleblowing.
  • Advised Catalyst and Peabody on their proposed merger.
  • Advised 52 Fire and Rescue Authorities on remedies issues in multijurisdictional discrimination claims.

Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence; defendant

Bevan Brittan LLP offers broad expertise across the defence of clinical negligence and personal injury claims. In the personal injury space, practice head Paul Taverner is highly experienced in litigating complex head and spine injury claims, with claims related to vehicle crashes, injuries caused by pets and industrial diseases also covered by the team. Taverner is supported by well-regarded associates Adrian Neale, who is particularly focused on asbestos cases, and public liability specialist Claire Jones. Dual-qualified solicitor and barrister Joanna Lloyd leads the firm’s clinical negligence practice and has expertise in representing both individuals and cohorts in claims, with a focus on brain injuries. She is also increasingly recognised for her work in secondary victim claims, where she handles high-profile litigation before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Other key figures in the team include mental health specialist Simon Lindsay and Alison Garrett, who is experienced in birth injury and spinal injury claims.

Practice head(s):

Joanna Lloyd; Paul Taverner

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘A fantastic high-calibre team of solicitors lead by Paul Taverner, a specialist for insurers with a nationwide reputation. They have gone from strength to strength this year with the progression of key personnel such as Claire Jones and Adrian Neale. Their clients are devoted and loyal.’

‘Bevan Brittan excel in client services, particularly in providing training material and providing ad-hoc advices. Their knowledge is of the highest possible standard and service is impossible to fault.’

‘The Bristol office of Bevan Brittan have many highly experienced lawyers in the clinical negligence field. They have a thorough understanding of high value and complex clinical negligence claims, which is put to good use in seeking to achieve the most favourable outcomes possible in challenging cases.’

‘This is a highly experienced, mature and capable team. Sensible, easy to communicate with and responsive.’

‘I have worked with Alison Garrett over a number of years in complex high value claims. These claims involve complex evidential and expert issues, as well as real sensitivities around the facts of the cases, which Alison is fantastic in navigating with clinicians and experts.’

‘In Bristol the star is undoubtedly Joanna Lloyd – personality combined with experience and intellect ensure that for her clients she is the first port of call. Ceri Catton is a very able solicitor and one to watch.’

‘Paul Taverner deals with the highest value and most complex of our cases. Paul is extremely approachable and has a great breadth of knowledge. Paul handles our most difficult customers with a patience and understanding that is second to none.’

‘Paul Taverner has exceptional knowledge of our sector and gives well directed, well considered and relevant advices. Claire Jones handles an incredible caseload with exceptional levels of knoweldge, expertise and client relations.’

Key clients

NHS Resolution

MedPro

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust,

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG

Yeovil District NHS Foundation Trust

Covea Insurance

Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty

Nottinghamshire County Council

CNA Europe

Nottingham City Council

Allied World Assurance

Canal & River Trust

Environment Agency

NHS Resolution

Historic England

Work highlights

    Public sector > Health Tier 1

    Bevan Brittan LLP acts as a trusted advisor to a number of NHS providers, clinical commissioning groups, and independent health and social care organisations. The team, which is based in Bristol, covers the whole gamut of matters in this sector, from commissioning advice and joint ventures to governance and regulatory issues. Rosemary Jago and practice head Sharon Renouf are regularly involved in procurements for NHS clients, while David Owens focuses on governance and power matters as well as transactions and service developments. The independent health and social care group is led by Vincent Buscemi, and senior associate Anna Davies is recommended for her commissioner experience, particularly relating to personal health budgets, mental health commissioning, and NHS continuing health care.

    Practice head(s):

    Sharon Renouf

    Testimonials

    ‘Whoever I engage with within the team is always extremely approachable and very knowledgeable about their particular area of expertise. They are always ready with ideas and suggestions but are equally willing to listen to your ideas and then enhance them with partnership working. To me, it’s their partnership approach to problem solving that makes them standout.’

    ‘Rosemary Jago is exceptional with her client care and also with her understanding of the problems and issues we need to work together to resolve.’

    Key clients

    Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust

    Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

    Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

    Barts Health NHS Trust

    NHS Property Services Limited

    The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    King Edward VII Hospital (KEVII)

    Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

    Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

    Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

    Yeovil District Hospital NSH Foundation Trust

    Independent Healthcare Providers Network Limited

    North Bristol NHS Trust

    Norfolk and Norwich NHS Foundation Trust

    Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust

    Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

    Work highlights

    • Acting for Barts Health NHS Trust in collaboration with Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust to deliver their combined pathology service requirements.
    • Providing  specialist healthcare regulatory and commercial advice and due diligence support to Lone Star Europe Acquisitions Limited on its £647m acquisition of McCarthy & Stone.
    • Advising four of the eight phase 2 Trusts who are expected to deliver the first new £500m+ hospitals as part of Boris Johnson’s pledge to build 40 new hospitals by 2030.

    Public sector > Local government Tier 1

    Providing an ‘outstanding level of legal support‘, Bevan Brittan LLP‘s local government portfolio includes advice on governance and reorganisation, contract management, climate change and disputes. The firm combines its Bristol expertise with its national presence across three other locations: London, Leeds and Birmingham. Practice head David Hutton specialises in PFI and PPP outsourcing models, amongst others, while Sarah Lamont is noted for her expertise in employment matters. Senior associate Liz Fletcher brings to bear experience in supporting local authorities with IP issues, ICT contracts, and outsourcing. The team was strengthened by the arrival of Geldards LLP public sector head Bethan Lloyd in early 2022.

    Practice head(s):

    David Hutton

    Testimonials

    ‘Ability and willingness to rapidly respond to unforeseen events when urgent advice is needed Access to a wide range of specialist skills.’

    ‘We have received good strategic contract advice from David Hutton on several complex matters.’

    ‘In their respective areas they have demonstrated good experience in their respective areas, the ability to respond quickly and in an agile way to meet priorities, making their advice easily understood by non-lawyers.’

    Bethan Lloyd has a really broad range of knowledge and experience, and she always responds promptly and pragmatically.’

    ‘Bethan Lloyd is excellent at striking a balance between highlighting the public law constraints we need to be mindful of, but also helping us to act in as agile and commercial a way as possible.’

    Key clients

    Welsh Government

    Cardiff Council

    Birmingham City Council

    Sunderland City Council

    Oxfordshire County Council

    North Yorkshire County Council

    Kent County Council

    Public Sector Audit Appointments

    Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO)

    Local Government Association on behalf of 52 Fire & Rescue Authorities

    Portsmouth City Council

    Lewisham LBC

    Haringey LBC

    Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Work highlights

    • Appointed by Welsh Government to advise 29 Local Authorities and Further Education Institutions on the newly established £1.5bn Welsh Education Partnership to deliver a range of infrastructure services up to 30 new education facilities (primarily schools and colleges) in Wales.
    • Advising Sunderland Council, as a Smart City, on its £100m+ project to deliver a 5G neutral host network across the city region.
    • Advising 52 Fire and Rescue Authorities on remedies issues in multijurisdictional discrimination claims brought by over 10,000 fire-fighters in the context of the Government’s revised plans for public sector pensions reform.

    Real estate > Construction Tier 1

    Praised for being ‘proactive and constructive from the very first contact’, Bevan Brittan LLP‘s construction practice is well regarded for its expertise in the public sector. It has also been increasingly advising private sector clients, including national contractors, and sports extensive knowledge dealing with health infrastructure, local authority regeneration and highway schemes, as well as adjudications and enforcements. The ‘extremely knowledgeable’ Louise Robling heads up the firm’s Bristol construction offering and specialises in complex PFI disputes as well as fire safety matters. Jonathan Turner, who is particularly experienced in advising on joint ventures for housing-led development and regeneration work in addition to local authority matters, and infrastructure expert Nathan Bradberry are further key contacts.

    Practice head(s):

    Louise Robling

    Testimonials

    ‘Excellent reputation; detailed sectoral knowledge of modular construction. Breadth and depth of specialisms and resources across several sectors ideal to support a growing real estate and construction company.’

    ‘Excellent team led by Louise Robling, well known PFI practice and known for being instructed for the big disputes in this area specialist area of law.’

    ‘Louise Robling is very approachable and responsive, practical in her approach and is incredibly commercial in her approach.’

    ‘We have found the practice proactive and constructive from the very first contact. We use our partner contact for continuity, and they pass to the relevant specialist team to assist according to the skill set required. It is a one-stop house.’

    ‘Excellent knowledge of the construction sector.’

    ‘Exceptional, friendly and caring with excellent approach and communication skills. Louise Robling – Extremely knowledgeable and able to impart complicated advice concisely.’

    Key clients

    Places for People Group

    Network Homes

    Catalyst Housing Group

    Together Housing Group

    Peabody

    Warwick District Council / Milverton Homes

    Innerspace Homes

    North Yorkshire County Council

    Oxfordshire County Council

    Wiltshire Council

    Work highlights

    • Advised Together Housing Group on its joint venture with Lovell Partnership to deliver 650 units in Pendelton.
    • Advised Oxfordshire County Council on its contract for the widening and other infrastructure works to the A40.
    • Advised Places for People Group on its partnership with Ilke to deliver 472 affordable homes across two developments in Sussex and Exeter.

    Real estate > Social housing Tier 1

    The social housing practice at Bevan Brittan LLP is based in Bristol and acts on behalf of clients ranging from housing associations and local authorities to developers and funders while covering the full gamut of issues in this sector. Practice head Alison Buckingham sports extensive expertise in the public sector environment while Jonathan Turner is regularly involved in joint ventures pertaining to housing-led development and regeneration work. Contentious matters are handled by Steve Eccles who leads the firm’s dispute resolution team. Jessica Church is a key contact for housing finance matters, particularly in relation to the security aspects of high value finance projects for registered providers. Clients turn to senior associate Kate Hicks for social housing disputes.

    Practice head(s):

    Alison Buckingham

    Testimonials

    ‘The team are very approachable. They are able to articulate their advice clearly. They have strong expertise in some niche areas, which is appreciated. The team know the sector well and keep us appraised of any key topics that we need to be aware of.’

    ‘The individuals are very approachable and down to earth. They provide their advice in a way that is easy to understand. They communicate clearly and ensure that we are kept updated throughout any project work.’

    ‘Experienced, approachable, clarity of explanation, great understanding of the challenges involved in our project.’

    Key clients

    Places for People Group

    Sovereign Housing Group

    Abri Housing Group

    Peabody Group

    Sanctuary Housing Group

    The Housing Finance Corporation

    Network Homes

    L&Q Group

    Southmead Development Corporation

    Sage Housing Group

    LiveWest

    Work highlights

    • Advised Catalyst and Peabody on their proposed merger which will create a new organisation responsible for 104,000 homes and circa 220,000 residents.
    • Advised Sovereign Housing on a hybrid acquisition/partnering arrangement with a developer for the development of a phased site in Bristol.
    • Acted for The Havebury Housing Partnership in connection with a £60 million revolving credit facility with Lloyds and a £150 private placement, which involved the securitisation of circa 1000 units.

    Public sector > Healthcare Tier 1

    The team at Bevan Brittan LLP are pre-eminent in the healthcare sector, acting for a high number of NHS providers, clinical commissioning groups and independent health and social care organisations. The team is best known for advising clients through changing governance and regulation, guiding clients through health-related transactions, supporting them through investigatory processes and assisting independent health and social care organisations integrate with the NHS. Matters covered by the team regularly address fundamental human rights like personal autonomy and the right to life. Vincent Buscemi heads the independent health and social care practice, advising a range of NHS organisations, as well as investors, funders, developers and operators on a diverse range of corporate, commercial, transactional and regulatory matters. Rosemary Jago has extensive experience advising on high value procurements for NHS clients, while Carly Caton advises NHS commissioners on all types of commercial projects, transactions and partnering arrangements.

    Practice head(s):

    Joanna Lloyd; Vincent Buscemi

    Other key lawyers:

    Rosemary Jago; Carly Caton; Letitia Winterflood-Blood

    Testimonials

    ‘Carly Caton has been my main contact throughout and she is so amenable, always willing to go the extra yard and has become someone who’s judgement I value very highly.’

    ‘Carly Caton has been instrumental in getting the programme we are working on to the point that it is. She is always responsive and explains everything in a thorough way. She is responsive to our requests for meetings and always returns tasks when she say she will. It is a pleasure working with her’

    ‘Vincent Buscemi and Carly Caton consistently offer an exceptionally high level of support. Always prepared to go the extra mile, they ensure client satisfaction remains high at all times. They combine expertise with relationship skills, insight and humour.’

    ‘Extensive knowledge of the NHS and, in particular, the requirements of the our Hospital trust’

    ‘They are extremely approachable, accessible and understanding of our requirements. Their expert opinion is highly valued by the organisation.’

    Key clients

    Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

    Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

    The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

    Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

    King Edward VII Hospital (KEVII)

    University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

    The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

    Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

    Barts NHS Foundation Trust

    The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

    NHS Property Services

    NHSEI

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Work highlights

    • Advising Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust on a shared service project
    • Advised the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Circle Hospital (Bath) Ltd from Circle Health Limited.
    • Advising the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust on the development of a significant (£500m+) new acute hospital on a greenfield site, as part of the New Hospital Programme.

    Public sector > Local government Tier 1

    The local government team at Bevan Brittan LLP continues to act for local authorities all over the country, with offices across the UK giving the firm a strong national reach. The main work themes for the team this year have been the commercialisation agenda, growth and place agenda, governance, contract management, disputes and the response to climate change from local authorities. Practice head David Hutton advises on transportation, environmental disasters, procurements and PPPs and PFIs, while Virginia Cooper advises clients on powers and jurisdiction, as well as supporting them with investigations and judicial reviews. Steven Smith leads on high profile local authority development work and Olivia Carter has defended a number of high profile judicial reviews and procurement challenges. The last year has seen the team grow with the arrivals of public & regulatory law expert Melanie Carter from Bates Wells, commercial specialist Ash Woodcock from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP and pensions head Nigel Bolton from Freeths LLP.

    Practice head(s):

    David Hutton

    Testimonials

    ‘Very knowledgeable and a safe pair of hands on leases and easements for infrastructure.’

    ‘They have a unique understanding and specialism in loan facility/advice and contract drafting.’

    ‘Responsive to client requests and instructions.’

    Key clients

    London Borough of Newham

    London Borough of Barnet

    Hackney London Borough Council

    Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council

    London Borough of Brent

    London Borough of Enfield

    London Borough of Sutton

    City of London Corporation

    Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Royal Holloway University of London

    Hampshire County Council

    Welsh Government

    Cardiff Council

    Birmingham City Council

    Sheffield City Council

    Public Sector Audit Appointments

    Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO)

    Local Government Association on behalf of 52 Fire & Rescue Authorities

    Portsmouth City Council

    Kent County Council

    Oxfordshire County Council

    North Yorkshire County Council

    Sunderland City Council

    London Borough of Newham

    London Borough of Barnet

    Hackney London Borough Council

    Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council

    London Borough of Brent

    London Borough of Enfield

    London Borough of Sutton

    City of London Corporation

    Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Royal Holloway University of London

    Hampshire County Council

    Welsh Government

    Cardiff Council

    Birmingham City Council

    Sheffield City Council

    Public Sector Audit Appointments

    Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO)

    Local Government Association on behalf of 52 Fire & Rescue Authorities

    Portsmouth City Council

    Kent County Council

    Oxfordshire County Council

    North Yorkshire County Council

    Sunderland City Council

    London Borough of Newham

    London Borough of Barnet

    Hackney London Borough Council

    Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council

    London Borough of Brent

    London Borough of Enfield

    London Borough of Sutton

    City of London Corporation

    Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Royal Holloway University of London

    Hampshire County Council

    Welsh Government

    Cardiff Council

    Birmingham City Council

    Sheffield City Council

    Public Sector Audit Appointments

    Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO)

    Local Government Association on behalf of 52 Fire & Rescue Authorities

    Portsmouth City Council

    Kent County Council

    Oxfordshire County Council

    North Yorkshire County Council

    Sunderland City Council

    Work highlights

    • Advising the City of London Corporation on its partnership with the Museum of London, for the £600m redevelopment of former Smithfield Market to provide a new, state-of-the-art facility for the Museum.
    • Advising the London Borough Newham on the establishment and funding of a wholly owned registered provider and separate housing company to facilitate the investment and development of housing in the borough as part of £1.5b in investment.
    • Advising the London Borough of Haringey on the delivery of its Decentralised Energy Network (DEN) programme.

    Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant Tier 1

    Tim Hodgetts leads the excellent team at Bevan Brittan LLP which is a member of the NHS Resolution’s clinical negligence panel and has a close relationship with various leading NHS Trusts. In addition, the group acts for a growing number of private medical insurers and healthcare providers and is increasingly advising on some international claims. Adrian Dagnall, who is an NHS Resolution nominated partner, is best known for his work on high profile indexation, periodical payment and high value quantum cases. Senior associate Lauren Halliday handles a wide range of substantial claims involving brain, spinal and surgical injuries.

    Practice head(s):

    Testimonials

    ‘Tim Hodgetts leads a strong team from the front and his proactive approach permeates the team, who all have a very “hands on” attitude, assessing the risks and the best tactical approach to a case from the outset‘.

    ‘Tim Hodgetts is a strong tactician and good communicator who gets the job done with a minimum of fuss. Elena Goodfellow is a rising star: very experienced: sensible, reliable and with excellent judgment. Though an associate, she deals confidently with very complex liability issues and the highest value quantum claims’.

    ‘The team’s strength lies in its knowledge base, ability to handle a variety of disputes and robust approach. Compared to other firms, I find the team at Bevan Brittan efficient, organised and on-top of the issues which arise in complex clinical negligence cases. Tim Hodgetts – very impressive. On top of all the issues and dependable in his approach to running a case’.

    ‘Bevan Brittan has a team of committed and effective clinical negligence specialists. They are good at identifying the issues worth fighting about and the issues to compromise. Amongst the partners I would single out Tim Hodgetts in Birmingham’.

    ‘A strong team of top quality lawyers, very sensitive to their clinician witnesses and the realities of clinical negligence litigation. They fight difficult cases hard and well. Lauren Halliday – an iron fist in a velvet glove’.

    Key clients

    NHS Resolution

    MedPro

    The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

    Guys & St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust

    University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust

    C.N.A Hardy

    St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust

    Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

    Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

    Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

    Work highlights

      Public sector > Health Tier 1

      Bevan Brittan LLP fields a team of ‘skilled negotiators‘ who are trusted advisers to numerous independent and social healthcare clients. It is regularly involved in development and redevelopment projects, refinancings, PFI variations and disputes, among others. Michael Boyd is a key contact for NHS clients in transactional, commercial and compliance matters, while James Atkins is a specialist in healthcare property queries; they jointly lead the practice. Susan Trigg has experience representing defendants in clinical negligence matters, and senior associate Charles Stent deals with commercial property matters.

      Practice head(s):

      Michael Boyd; James Atkins

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘Easy to access, always willing to help, very good value for money.’

      ‘James Atkins is genuine, very helpful and always does all he can to support us.’

      ‘Skilled negotiators. Timely responses and delivery. They don’t just answer the question you ask, they get to the nub of the issues we are trying to resolve and cover in legal agreements.’

      ‘I recently worked with Bevan Brittan’s healthcare real estate team led by James Atkins. James was my main point of contact and I was very impressed with service and quality of the advice he provided. I was particularly struck by the degree to which he made himself available and the speed of response – especially bearing in mind that he would, I am sure, have been juggling a multitude of matters. Highly recommended.’

      ‘The Leeds office has been incredibly helpful with judicial review cases. Very knowledgeable about the law, ability to explain in clear English and give excellent advice.’

      ‘Susan Trigg. She has been absolutely excellent. She is clever, well-prepared, knowledgeable, and very easy to get along with too.’

      ‘James Atkins. Totally reliable, highly responsive, extremely knowledgeable of his field. A partner in every sense of the word not just an adviser.’

      Key clients

      Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

      Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

      Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

      Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

      Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

      Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

      University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

      Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      NHS Property Services Limited

      Connect Limited

      NHS England

      Community Health Partnerships Limited

      Department of Health and Social Care

      Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

      Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

      Genomics England

      Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

      North Tees and Hartlepool Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

      The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

      NHS Doncaster CCG

      NHS Sheffield CCG

      NHS Bassetlaw CCG

      NHS East Berkshire CCG

      NHS West Berkshire CCG

      NHS Rotherham CCG

      The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

      Work highlights

      • Advising the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust on the contracting and procurement strategy for the Trusts £197m redevelopment of the Calderdale Royal Hospital.
      • Advising the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on the design and construction of the new Leeds General Infirmary which will be built as part of the Government’s flagship New Hospitals Programme.
      • Advising NHS Property Services Limited on the £30m joint venture redevelopment of the Chiswick Health Centre site in London, which will see the delivery of a modern, fit for purpose health facility and 55 units of affordable housing.

      Public sector > Local government Tier 1

      Bevan Brittan LLP‘s team capably handles corporate, commercial, contentious, employment and pensions matters as well as transactions, clinical risk matters and inquests for numerous local authorities. It has a strong track record in tenders, and also advises on modern challenges such as climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic. Firm-wide practice head David Hutton specialises in commercialisation issues, strategic partnering work and place-based schemes. David Kitson has knowledge of administrative and governance topics as well as information law, and Judith Hopper is a contact for commercial litigation. Judith Barnes retired in summer 2021.

      Practice head(s):

      David Hutton

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘Technical knowledge and strength.’

      Key clients

      Stratford District Council and Warwick District Council

      Welsh Government, Welsh Local Authorities and Welsh Further Education Institutions

      Various local authorities in Yorkshire and London area

      Leeds City Council

      Worthing Borough Council

      Public Sector Audit Appointments (PSAA)

      Local Government Association on behalf of 52 Fire & Rescue Authorities

      Portsmouth City Council

      Work highlights

      • Appointed by the Welsh Government to advise 29 Local Authorities and Further Education Institutions on the £1.5bn Welsh Education Partnership.
      • Advising Stratford District Council and Warwick District Council on collaboration, governance framework, and joint working arrangements.
      • Advising Portsmouth City Council in relation to state aid and subsidy control issues and its PFI arrangements.

      Real estate > Social housing Tier 1

      Bevan Brittan LLP is well-versed in property and development projects, including land acquisitions and plot sales, as well as finance matters and disputes concerning anti-social behaviour and disrepair claims. Based in Leeds, the team’s client roster includes local authorities and numerous housing associations, such as Together Housing Association, Karbon Homes and Yorkshire Housing. The team, which is also recognised as a key contact for regional registered providers, is led by Richard Stirk, who acts for housing associations in developments and acquisitions, while also handling securitisation work. Julie Cowan-Clark advises on the purchase of land for residential developments, and housing management specialist John Cox is another key member of the practice.

      Practice head(s):

      Richard Stirk

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘Bevan Brittan’s social housing team have in-depth knowledge of the sector, with its opportunities and challenges.’

      ‘John Cox is a fantastic litigator and has extensive knowledge in housing law. He is a trusted lawyer and you know he has your back. His wealth of experience and dedication makes law look easy even in difficult cases.’

      ‘Richard Stirk is an expert in housing association land and plot purchases and ensures grant position and future funding capacity is maximised through implementation (or variation) of S106 agreements.’

      ‘Bevan Brittan are always willing to go the extra mile and to ensure deadlines are met.’

      ‘The standout individual here is John Cox. John is like an encyclopaedia of legal knowledge and can answer every question given to him with great detail.’

      ‘We have found Bevan Brittan a pleasure to work with over the past few years. They deal with matters in a timely manner and provide an efficient service.’

      ‘It is a great team. They are responsive and always looking for solutions. You can trust that the work will be of the highest quality and attention to getting the right outcome for their client. The team is personable, no nonsense and really hardworking.’

      Key clients

      Karbon Homes Limited

      Together Housing Association Limited

      Yorkshire Housing Limited

      Unity Housing Association Limited

      Connect Housing Association Limited

      Your Housing Limited

      Arches Housing Limited

      Broadacres Housing Association Limited

      Habinteg Housing Association Limited

      Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association Limited

      Work highlights

      • Advising Together Housing Association Limited, Together Commercial Limited and Countryside Properties (UK) Limited in relation to the regeneration of land held by Together Housing Association Limited and Blackburn with Darwen Council, to deliver 400 houses over three years.
      • Acted for Unity Housing Association Limited in relation to refinancing a £15m revolving credit facility, as well as security work on a £7.5m loan.
      • Advising Catalyst and Peabody on its proposed merger, dealing with all aspects of the due diligence process.

      Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy, project finance and PFI Tier 2

      Bevan Brittan LLP impresses with its ability to advise public and private sector clients throughout the full lifecycle of projects. The practice’s sector expertise stretches across a number of key sectors, such as energy, waste, social infrastructure and transport. Nadeem Arshad, who is especially knowledgeable in energy-from-waste projects, heads the team, which ‘comprises genuine leaders in their field’. Nathan Bradberry specialises in energy infrastructure projects, while Rosemary Jago covers infrastructure and PPP agreements within the health and local government sectors. Colin McConaghy advises a broad range of stakeholders on PFI and PPP projects.

      Practice head(s):

      Nadeem Arshad

      Testimonials

      ‘The team comprises genuine leaders in their field. Its energy practice in particular is market leading. Individuals within the team go the extra mile to really ingratiate themselves within our business team and working with them is good fun.’

      ‘They put significant time and effort into winning and then delivering on mandates. They are very open and transparent with their pricing and actually want to get to know the individuals within our team on a personal as well as business level.’

      ‘Nathan Bradberry provided us with excellent service, dedicating lots of his time and clearly demonstrating his expertise and commitment to the project.’

      ‘Market leading team that understands the commercial realities of project finance/PFI in a manner that few others do.’

      ‘The team have a really good understanding of the sector and the relevant players. They also take a pragmatic approach.’

      ‘Excellent advice and service at very reasonable rates.’

      Key clients

      Viridor

      Equans

      Welsh Government, Welsh Local Authorities and Welsh Further Education Institutions

      Birmingham City Council

      East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

      Legal and General

      Bank of Ireland

      JFS School

      Sheffield City Council

      Portsmouth Hospitals NHS University NHS Trust

      A London Borough Council

      West Berkshire Council

      Work highlights

      • Advised the Welsh Government and 24 participating local authorities on a new PPP delivery model – the £1.5bn Welsh Education: 21st Century Schools MIM Programme.
      • Advised Bank of Ireland as the lender to significantly restructure a project financed Social Care PFI project.
      • Advising Birmingham City Council on their £500 million new Energy from Waste PPP Project and delivery of their future waste management strategy.

      Real estate > Commercial property: Bristol Tier 2

      Bevan Brittan LLP‘s property practice is well-regarded in the market for its expertise in the key sectors of health, local authorities, housing and the private sector. Practice head Mark Calverley is regularly involved in major regeneration and development projects on a regional and national scale. The ‘very knowledgeable’ Alison Buckingham fields extensive knowledge of the public sector environment, and is at the forefront of the firm’s social housing team. Asset management specialist David Hobbs and health expert Rob Harrison are further key members of the practice. In March 2021, Jessica Church joined the firm with comprehensive know-how in housing finance matters.

      Practice head(s):

      Mark Calverley

      Testimonials

      ‘Proactive team, get to the heart of the matter easily, respond to questions in a timely manner with the ability to explain more difficult issues in an understandable way. A large practice with multi disciplines really adds to their strength.’

      ‘Alison Buckingham is very knowledgeable with a great understanding of my organisation’s requirements from contracts and legal agreements. Alison is able to explain complex legal matters in a straightforward and understandable way and responds to any questions I or my team have very quickly.’

      ‘Experience, punctuality, wealth of knowledge, always keen and happy to help, capable to bring in colleagues where their experience adds value, administration is superb and accurate.’

      ‘I have found the solicitors I have worked with to be competent and very helpful and am happy to continue using the firm.’

      Key clients

      Places for People Homes Limited

      University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

      Canal & River Trust

      Royal Borough of Greenwich

      Manchester City Council

      North Somerset Council

      Cardiff Council

      Square Food Foundation

      London Borough of Hounslow

      Sovereign Housing Association Limited

      London Borough of Ealing

      Havebury Housing Partnership

      Work highlights

      • Advising Canal and River Trust on the management of its £500M property portfolio.
      • Instructed by Cardiff Council in connection with the proposed development of the new £150M Arena in Cardiff Bay.
      • Acted for The Havebury Housing Partnership in connection with a £60 million revolving credit facility with Lloyds and a £150 million private placement.

      Real estate > Property litigation Tier 2

      The property litigation practice at Bevan Brittan LLP is well known for its public sector work, particularly in regards to health, local government and housing. The department is praised for its ‘fantastic blend of real experience and energetic new-comers‘ and for providing ‘outstanding service’. Steven Eccles leads the Bristol team with ‘a wealth of experience’, regularly advising NHS bodies and local authorities on commercial and residential property issues. Senior associate Kate Hicks is often sought out by the firm’s housing clients.

      Practice head(s):

      Steven Eccles

      Other key lawyers:

      Kate Hicks; Kevin Dawson; Aimee Cottam

      Testimonials

      ‘Bevan Brittan has a truly first-rate property litigation department with a fantastic blend of real experience and energetic new-comers. They are IT savvy and able to handle the demands that come with doing really big cases.’

      ‘They have a broad range of good individual solicitors – reviewed below – who clearly get on very well together and work well as a team.’

      ‘People, very good, easy to understand way of explaining options so that non property experienced clients can make a decision.’

      ‘Steve Eccles – he is so happy to take the time to explain things to clients.’

      ‘Steven Eccles is a partner with a wealth of experience and has showed great leadership. He handles high-pressured situations with aplomb and has a tremendous facility to help clients (and barristers for that matter) live through difficult moments in the course of litigation.’

      ‘Kevin Dawson lives and breathes his cases; he has a great eye for detail and gives careful and sound advice on both substantive and procedural matters – he is a really safe pair of hands.’

      ‘Steve Eccles is particularly helpful and experienced. His advice is very practical and sensible. His knowledge of the law is exceptional and has a skill of breaking it down so that it is easy to understand.’

      ‘A good strong team with lots of housing experience and enthusiasm. The team work well together and support each other which makes working with them much easier. Instructions are always clear and in good time.’

      Key clients

      Canal & River Trust

      Places for People Group

      NHS Property Services Limited

      Sanctuary Housing Group

      University of Oxford

      Peabody Group

      Brent Council

      Bath & North East Somerset Council

      East Village Management Limited

      Oxford City Council

      Orbit Group

      Pearce Fine Homes Limited

      Allerdale Borough Council

      LiveWest Homes

      Sovereign Group

      Abri (formerly Radian/Yarlington Housing Group)

      Work highlights

      • Acting for the London Borough of Brent on its dispute concerning whether a leisure centre site (Bridge Park) in the vicinity of Wembley Stadium is held by the Council as outright owner, or on trust.
      • Acting for NHS Property Services Limited (“NHSPS”) on High Court litigation involving the client’s entitlement to charge service charges from its GP tenants to recover the costs of services provided to those tenants by NHSPS.
      • Acting for a private limited company in relation to the service of a break notice on a landlord incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

      Insurance > Clinical negligence: defendant Tier 2

      The ‘first class’ Joanne Easterbrook leads the clinical risk team at Bevan Brittan LLP. As well as NHSR panel work, the team acts for an increasing number of private medical malpractice insurers and healthcare providers, and has a growing body of international work. The claims it defends include complex and high-value spinal injury, amputation and birth injury. In addition, it is establishing a specialism in areas concerning cosmetic and aesthetic medical malpractice work, and fertility claims arising from both public and private clinics. Notably, partner Dan Morris acted in the landmark Supreme Court case of Whittington Hospital NHS Trust v XX, which concerned recoverable damages and international surrogacy arrangements. ‘Superstar’ Penelope Radcliffe has been at the forefront of some of the team’s key secondary victim cases in the last year, and is developing an expertise in this area.

      Practice head(s):

      Joanne Easterbrook

      Other key lawyers:

      Julie Charlton; Penelope Radcliffe; Esther Evans; Verity Danziger; Catherine Radford; Dan Morris; Elena Goodfellow

      Testimonials

      ‘At least 20 years of experience as an NHS-appointed firm, with expertise and experience across the whole range of healthcare law, outstanding partners and associates. At the top of their game on knowledge of medical law and practice, efficiency and innovation, pioneering new methods of case investigation and providing an outstanding overall service to the NHS.’

      ‘Julie Charlton, Joanne Easterbrook and Penelope Radcliffe are all first class. Their calm, helpful preparation, their knowledge of medical and legal issues, interest in the subject and sensible approach to decisions about fighting or settling cases are all excellent, as are their sensitive attitudes to and understanding of claimants’ needs and objectives. The partners are backed up by associates and trainees who all bear the Bevan Brittan hallmark of calm and knowledgeable efficiency.’

      ‘In London, Bevan Brittan has an excellent relationship with a number of NHS trusts, medical defence organisations and private hospital groups and specialises in medical liability and regulatory cases involving doctors, dentists, and other health professionals. It provides, I believe, an excellent service to each.’

      ‘Julie Charlton is an outstanding partner, robust but pragmatic.’

      ‘Joanne Easterbrook is very experienced, with sound judgment. Esther Evans is highly efficient and competent. Verity Danziger is unusually clever and very savvy.’

      ‘Bevan Brittan have superb strength in depth, they run their cases immaculately, they’re passionate about what they do and they achieve great results for their clients.’

      ‘Penelope Radcliffe is a superstar; she handles a caseload of maximum severity cases and her medical knowledge is second to none. She’s passionate about her work, adored by her clients and barristers alike and is a formidable opponent with an excellent nose for the killer point.’

      Key clients

      NHS Resolution

      MedPro

      The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

      Guys & St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust

      Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

      C.N.A Hardy

      St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust

      Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

      Homerton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

      Whittington Health NHS Trust

      West London Health NHS Trust

      South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

      Berkshire Hathaway

      Allied World Assurance Company

      Allianz

      States of Jersey

      Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

      West London NHS Trust

      Work highlights

      • Represented the defendant in a £4m spinal injury claim wherein there was an alleged failure to correctly identify that the claimant’s pain was neuropathic and an alleged failure to obtain informed consent because the risks were not set out properly and alternative treatment options not offered.
      • Represented the defendant in a claim alleging that there was a failure to advise the deceased appropriately on all possibilities and risks of their aortic valve enlargement procedure.
      • Represented the defendant in a sensitive and tragic case wherein the claimant was seeking ‘secondary victim’ damages in the sum of £10m for psychiatric injury and alleged consequential loss of work caused by the death of his 4-day-old son, who suffered a fatal hypoxic brain injury during his birth.

      Public sector > Administrative and public law Tier 2

      Bevan Brittan LLP is proficient in many sectors of public law, including governance, health, social care and housing. The firm benefits from its cross-departmental teams, combining sector-specific knowledge and public law expertise to provide support to clients which is ‘commercially aware, whilst also being in line with public law principles‘. The team have represented clients in high profile judicial review challenges in both the Supreme Court and European Court of Justice. Virginia Cooper head up the department, acting for a wide range of clients, including the Local Government Association. Stuart Marchant is on the forefront of mental health cases, and has recently handled pre-eminent cases in the Court of Appeal. Olivia Carter leads on high profile and complex judicial review challenges, including those concerning compliance with the Equality Act 2010. Amy Tschobotko is another name to watch, while the team was also boosted by the recent arrival of public & regulatory law expert Melanie Carter from Bates Wells.

      Practice head(s):

      Virginia Cooper

      Testimonials

      ‘The team combines an exceptionally detailed knowledge of all aspects of public law with a real understanding of the practical issues that arise for public authorities and others. Members of the team work particularly well with clients and, where necessary, with external counsel, to add value and deliver results.’

      ‘Olivia Carter is an experienced partner with encyclopedic knowledge of the case law, able to boil down complex cases to the key issues and delivers really sound advice on the best approach. I have seen a number of pieces of advice that Olivia has provided – I’ve never disagreed with a word of it and her sense of how issues will play out in litigation is really impressive.’

      ‘Amy Tschobotko has just had a well-deserved promotion to partner. Hugely reassuring presence on any case – has an instinctive understanding of the context in which public law decisions are made and provides sound advice on how to protect clients’ interests.’

      ‘I think that what makes the firm unique is its positioning as a full-service law firm to public sector clients (and others), so that public sector and public and administrative law knowledge and considerations permeate and underpin how its lawyers approach advising their clients across all its various disciplines, rather than public and administrative law being a stand-alone, potentially siloed discipline, apart from others.’

      ‘There is a combination of commerciality with a pervasive understanding of public sector and public and administrative law concerns across disciplines, so that I have a sense that the lawyers we work with both really understand us and can provide advice which is commercially aware, whilst also being in line with public law principles.’

      ‘Olivia Carter – excellent to work with, really wants to get to know and understand the client, highly responsive and superb tactical awareness. A real star!’

      ‘Melanie Carter is undoubtedly a stand-out in terms of her commitment and legal creativity and resourcefulness when it comes to thinking anew about difficult questions of law.’

      ‘Melanie Carter is a very good communicator, with Olympic-standard expertise in public law. In whatever case we instruct her, she is totally focused on the best outcome. It is very reassuring when someone at the top of their game, as Melanie is, is so able to make complex matters relatively easy for their client to understand.’

      Key clients

      Financial Services Compensation Scheme Limited

      Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

      NHS England and NHS Improvement

      Financial Conduct Authority

      University of Oxford

      Local Government Association

      Kent County Council

      Historic England / English Heritage

      Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

      Work highlights

      • Represented Kent County Council in connection with its responsibility to care for unaccompanied asylum seeking children who arrive in the UK via small boat crossings across the Channel, and in a subsequent high profile dispute with the Home Office relating to the responsibility being shared amongst other local authorities.
      • Representing the Financial Services Compensation Scheme in challenges to its decision-making when considering whether to uphold claims for compensation following the failure of financial services firms.
      • Advising Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group on its public law obligations and statutory duties arising in the context of the implementation of its wide-ranging ‘Fit for My Future’ transformation programme.

      Real estate > Social housing: finance Tier 2

      Bevan Brittan LLP provides advice to both borrowers and lenders in the social housing market. The team is particularly well-known for its advice to local authorities lending and investing into social housing, supporting them with the formation of wholly owned registered providers, joint ventures and long-term investments. The practice, headed by ‘excellentLouise Leaver, a specialist for social housing finance matters, is complemented by the security taking team which is led by ‘well-versedJessica Church, Wendy Wilks and Richard Stirk. David Moore is known to provide ‘excellent advice on a number of funding deals’ and clients appreciate the ‘excellent service’ of the team generally.

      Practice head(s):

      Louise Leaver

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘Great range of experience across the team and juniors were of a high calibre. Responsive service.’

      ‘Louise Leaver and Jessica Church were excellent, being well versed in their areas and responsive & professional.’

      ‘The team are very supportive, bring a breadth of knowledge, experience and market awareness.’

      ‘I’ve worked with Deborah Rowntree and Richard Stirk and have found them responsive and effective.’

      ‘This practice builds strong relationships with its clients, and as a consequence, when working with them, you feel like you are working with an in-house team rather than external advisers.’

      ‘The individuals that we worked with were very responsive to our requests, which is very important when working to tight deadlines. They also had a good understanding of the treasury issues that we were dealing with, and as a consequence, little time was spent explaining the underlying treasury concepts.’

      ‘Louise Leaver is extremely good and always willing to keep to deadlines and to explain to clients on simple terms to cut through and legal jargon. She is always a pleasure to work with. Richard Stirk is knowledgable in his specialist field and has always produced the goods to enable projects to complete on time. David Moore has always produced excellent advice on a number of funding deals.’

      Key clients

      ForViva Group

      Havebury Housing Partnership

      Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association

      Network Homes

      Places for People Group

      Settle Group

      Silva Housing Limited

      Southern Housing Group

      Sovereign Housing

      Together Housing Group

      VIVID Homes

      ARA Venn/Saltaire Housing

      M&G Investment Management Limited

      M&G Trustee Company Limited

      The Housing Finance Corporation Limited (THFC)/Affordable Housing Finance Plc/bLEND Funding Plc

      Charity Bank

      Reliance Bank

      Work highlights

      • Advised Havebury Housing Partnership on a £150m private placement and £60m revolving credit facility to support delivery of 1,000 new homes and decarbonise its stock.
      • Acted for Together Housing in relation to the simultaneous refinance and restatement of four of its existing loans.
      • Advised Southern Housing Group on the simultaneous refinance and restatement of its facilities with three major banks, including new sustainability linked provisions.

      Employment > Health and safety Tier 2

      Bevan Brittan LLP has a wide-ranging offering which frequently represents local authorities bringing health and safety prosecutions. It also defends independent and public-sector organisations from HSE and CQC investigations and enforcement actions. In addition, it is skilled at advising clients on their health and safety obligations across all sectors. Adam Kendall possesses a wealth of experience in advising clients in the aftermath of workplace fatalities, representing both individuals and organisations, and also acts for a large number of private and public sector clients.

      Other key lawyers:

      Louise Mansfield

      Testimonials

      ‘Ability to field a team to meet the customer’s requirements, to support governance processes and use technology to support the case. Adam Kendall – has provided a consistent service, ensuring that the client is kept up to date, that sufficient opportunity has been provided for discussion and challenge and communicated key concerns or actions to barristers’.

      Work highlights

        Employment > Immigration Tier 2

        The immigration team at Bevan Brittan LLP is led by Ashley Norman. It is particularly known for its work with the NHS, healthcare and university sectors. Norman regularly advises a range of clients from different sectors on issues such as immigration compliance and audits, certificates of sponsorship and other issues such as right to work issues and Brexit-related queries. Senior associate Jaspal Basra has a particular focus on independent healthcare providers and NHS trusts.

        Practice head(s):

        Other key lawyers:

        Key clients

        Royal Free NHS Trust

        Camden & Islington NHS FT

        David Koma Limited

        Stone House Home Limited

        Virgin Healthcare

        Local Authority

        Royal United Hospitals Bath

        Work highlights

        • Supporting a major NHS Trust: due to an administrative oversight the Trust missed the sponsor licence renewal process and their sponsor licence in the height of the global pandemic had not been renewed.
        • Instructed to secure Health Care Worker visas for senior care nurses from the Philippines. This included seeking written confirmation from Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO) that exemptions regarding the use of any Philippine Recruitment Agency apply in respect of direct recruits.
        • Provided advice in respect of the suitability of proposed qualifying investments by a client to its high-net-worth clients seeking to utilise the Tier 1 Investor Visa route into the UK. The advice consisted of evaluating the proposed investments against the criteria within the Home Office Tier 1 Investor Visa guidance around qualifying investments.

        Public sector > Health Tier 2

        Bevan Brittan LLP's team advises on high profile projects for the NHS and specialises in PFI disputes, employment, Covid-19 response matters and advice relating to the Health and Care bill. Monica Macheng is highly experienced in the fields of health and social care and assists with a wide range of corporate, investment and transactional matters. She is supported by associates Julia Jones and Peter Francis.

        Practice head(s):

        Sharon Renouf; Vincent Buscemi

        Testimonials

        The team has a great depth and experience in contentious health matters.’

        Very strong healthcare team – on top of relevant law and practice and a pleasure to work with.’

        The service received is is courteous, professional and always spot on. The practice will ask difficult questions to ensure you are aware of what is being asked for and the correct.’

        What sets them apart it is their flexibility, speed of response and the quality and appropriateness of legal advice which is based up an understanding of our needs of of the wider healthcare sector.’

        Peter Francis is excellent. Highly experienced, thorough, commercial – and very personable too!

        Julia Jones knows her stuff.’

        Key clients

        Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

        Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

        Lone Star Europe Acquisitions Limited

        Barts Health NHS Trust

        NHS Property Services Limited

        Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

        King Edward VII Hospital (KEVII)

        Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

        University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

        The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

        Work highlights

        • Acting for a care operator on the disposal of its care home group to an investor with an EV of £100m+.
        • Acting for Care Concern Group on multiple corporate and property acquisitions for development with a combined value of c.£100m.
        • Acting for Larchwood Care on the £173m continued divestment of its care homes.

        Public sector > Local government Tier 2

        Bevan Brittan LLP‘s Birmingham local government team advises local authorities on a number of key matters including real estate projects, governance issues, contract management and climate change policy. Adam Kendall specialises in commercial litigation and undertakes a wide range of dispute work for housing associations, charities, local authority and healthcare clients. Rebecca Pendlebury stands out for her specialism in regeneration and development schemes across a range of structures. Kirtpal Kaur Aujla leads the local government commercial team and advises on complex matters involving service re-organisation, public sector collaboration and outsourcing arrangements.

        Practice head(s):

        David Hutton

        Other key lawyers:

        Rebecca Pendlebury; Adam Kendall; Kirtpal Kaur Aujla; Sarah Greenhalgh; Rosie Tabrizi; Alex Lawrence

        Testimonials

        When issues have arisen, Bevan Brittan have come up with innovative solutions to overcome roadblocks, whilst advising us as client as to the procurement risks involved the whole way to enable us to take informed decisions.’

        Kirtpal Kaur Aujla is always a pleasure to work with, she takes the time to engage with me very early and provides logical solutions.’

        Kirtpal is always happy to liaise directly with in house client departments and is able to communicate using non technical language to assist with their understanding of the challenges involved.’

        Kirtpal has been brilliant. She has worked closely with our in house legal advisor and the commissioners to reflect the aspirations to underpin the partnership with a more relational and productive commissioning agreement reflecting the outcomes and costs that matter.’

        Key clients

        Somerset County Council

        Cardiff Council

        Birmingham City Council

        Portsmouth City Council

        Oxfordshire County Council

        North Yorkshire County Council

        Sandwell Council

        Dudley MBC

        London Borough of Waltham Forest

        London Borough of Havering

        Leicester City Council

        Work highlights

        • Advising Somerset County Council on its £70 million innovative strategic partnering agreement. This brings together our niche expertise in the children’s social care sector (having advised on most children’s trusts set up nationally) and our experience in establishing public sector collaboration projects.
        • Advising Birmingham City Council on its flagship £1.9bn Smithfield development – a long term relationship with the Council on major projects and demonstrative of the breadth of our multi-disciplinary expertise.
        • Advising Sandwell Council on its Towns Fund project under which the Council is appointing projects partners to receive £67.5 million of funding from the Department of Levelling Up Housing and Communities for the delivery of projects to support economic growth and wider development.

        Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Bristol Tier 3

        Bevan Brittan LLP’s team ‘approaches a matter sensibly and commercially’ and is particularly noted for its expertise in claims arising from public infrastructure projects and public procurement work; the team counts the London Fire Brigade, the City of London Corporation and Barts Health NHS Trust as clients. The practice also has extensive experience in the High Court. In Bristol, Emily Heard leads the team and focuses on procurement litigation and judicial reviews, as do Laura Brealey and Fran Mussellwhite, who also assist with contract disputes.

        Practice head(s):

        Emily Heard

        Other key lawyers:

        Laura Brealey; Fran Mussellwhite; Trevor Watt; Wesley O’Brien

        Testimonials

        ‘The BB team were very knowledgeable and gave concise advice throughout the engagement. Their flexibility was something that I have not experienced with other Legal firms, the team made themselves available at short notice in order to support us.’

        ‘Emily Heard (Partner) stood out with how approachable and flexible she was.’

        ‘Bevan Brittan’s commercial litigation team (across the offices) have been excellent. They approach a matter sensibly and commercially which is valuable.’

        ‘Wesley O’Brien is in my view a rising star. His advice has been pragmatic and to the point; He brought a new perspective and options to the table which ultimately got results swiftly in what appeared to be a desperate situation. I would definitely recommend using his services.’

        ‘I have worked with Wesley O’Brien in this team who has been excellent – he has delivered timely, client-focused advice and remained proactive.’

        Key clients

        London Fire Brigade

        City of London Corporation

        Barts Health NHS Trust

        Work highlights

        • Acted for London Fire Brigade and Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue in defence of a High Court test case for damages and declarations brought by three retired fire fighters arising out of central government’s changes to the fire fighters’ pension scheme in 2015.
        • Acted for Barts Health NHS Trust in proceedings issued by an unsuccessful bidder in a procurement for pathology courier services.

        Real estate > Planning Tier 3

        Situated within the firm’s property division, Bevan Brittan LLP‘s planning practice has recently placed a focus on expanding its private sector offering, while continuing to be heavily involved in the core areas of local authority, housing and health. Kathryn Lawrance leads the practice and is regularly sought after by a range of clients for her expertise in major regeneration and development projects. Dalee Kaur covers all areas of planning law relating to retail, housing, office, leisure and general industrial development.

        Practice head(s):

        Kathryn Lawrance

        Other key lawyers:

        Testimonials

        ‘Practical advice and a full understanding of the legal context on which that advice is given.’

        ‘Excellent client care.’

        Key clients

        London Borough of Hillingdon

        Rother District Council

        Places for People Homes Limited

        Network Homes Limited

        Peabody Group

        London Borough of Kingston

        Guildford Borough Council

        Princess Alexandra NHS Hospital Trust

        NHS Property Services Limited

        Sedgemoor District Council

        Work highlights

        • Acting for the London Borough of Hillingdon on two compulsory purchase schemes to deliver the regeneration of two housing estates.
        • Acting for Sovereign Housing Group on the delivery of an entirely affordable grant funded scheme in East Devon.
        • Acting for NHS Property Services Limited on the delivery of a mixed use scheme delivery a new health centre and residential housing.

        Private client > Court of protection Tier 3

        Bevan Brittan LLP is best known for supporting public and independent sector health and social care organisations on a broad range of issues in the Court of Protection. Clients include the NHS, local authorities, housing associations, charities and third sector organisations. Tim Hodgetts and Simon Lindsay co-head the department that has an excellent reputation for its work nationally through its various offices on a range of complex matters including human rights and other liberty and protection safeguarding issues.

        Practice head(s):

        Tim Hodgetts ; Simon Lindsay

        Other key lawyers:

        Hannah Taylor

        Testimonials

        ‘Excellent client engagement and support’.

        ‘Responsive and willing to support and communicate with staff at all levels in the organisation where required, tailoring guidance and advice appropriately.’.

        ‘This has strength and depth and with the two skilled and pragmatic partners – Simon Lindsay(who is approachable and experienced) and Hannah Taylor (who can be relied upon to guide clinicians through complex arguments and processes with patience and efficiency’.

        ‘The team works in partnership with in-house legal teams and clinicians. They always actively consider the patient as paramount during these often complex and emotionally draining applications’.

        Key clients

        University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

        NHS Bristol CCG

        South London and Maudsley Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

        NHS Birmingham CCG

        NHS West Hampshire CCG

        University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

        Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

        West London Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

        Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

        NHS Devon CCG

        Work highlights

        • Advised Somerset Partnership in the case of EF&LR –v- Pennine Healthcare and Somerset NHS FT, an appeal to the Court of Protection which reviewed and consolidated the law relating to treatment of capable children who refuse medical advice but whose lives are at risk if they are not treated against their wishes
        • Advised University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust in the matter of RS, a series of emergency applications to court of protection over Christmas and the New Year, but involving complex issues of international jurisdiction.
        • Advised South London and Maudsley NHS Trust in a complex case involving decisions about whether to intervene to protect someone who may become incapable, at a time when they can make their own choices.

        Real estate > Social housing: local authorities and registered providers Tier 3

        Bevan Brittan LLP acts for a broad array of clients on social housing matters, including housing associations, local authorities, developers and funders. The ‘extremely knowledgeable, personable, pragmatic and efficient‘ team advises on matters pertaining to housing management, property development as well as litigation, and has recently expanded its footprint in the areas of funding and corporate governance. Louise Leaver heads the team nationally and specialises in social housing finance work. ‘InnovativeAndrew Shaw and Wendy Wilks jointly lead the London offering, and specialise in housing development matters. Social housing finance focused Jessica Church joined from Trowers & Hamlins LLP in March 2021.

        Practice head(s):

        Louise Leaver; Wendy Wilks; Andrew Shaw

        Other key lawyers:

        Jessica Church; Jonathan Turner

        Testimonials

        ‘The team are extremely knowledgeable, personable, pragmatic and efficient.’

        ‘Andrew Shaw is very friendly and approachable, and has a huge wealth of experience to draw upon. He is innovative in that he works to find the best solution to your problems.’

        ‘Jonathan Turner is quietly reassuring, both in his manner and with his advice. He has a wealth of experience which he draws on to ensure the best outcomes for his clients.’

        Key clients

        Sage Housing

        Places for People Group

        Catalyst Housing Group

        Orbit Homes

        London & Quadrant

        Network Homes

        Peabody Group

        Sanctuary Group

        Hyde Housing

        The Housing Finance Corporation Limited (THFC)/Affordable Housing Finance Plc/bLEND Funding Plc

        Work highlights

        • Ongoing advice to Peabody Land on its joint venture with international developer Lendlease, for their £8bn delivery of 11,500+ at Thamesmead Waterfront, south-east London, which includes an extension of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) under the River Thames.
        • Advised Peabody Group and Catalyst Housing Group on their 2022 merger, to create a new organisation responsible for 104,000 homes and ca. 220,000 residents across London and the southeast, making it the second largest housing association group in the UK.
        • Acted for London & Quadrant Housing Trust on over 500 tenant disrepair claims since 2018, minimising L&Q’s exposure through agreed settlements and occasionally court action, as well as through continuous training for their housing officer staff.

        Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Birmingham Tier 3

        Bevan Brittan LLP is perhaps best known for its expertise in disputes relating to public infrastructure and the energy and waste sector. The team is led by Adam Kendall, who has a strong track record in litigation and arbitration for clients across the private and public sectors.

        Practice head(s):

        Adam Kendall

        Other key lawyers:

        Cynyr Rhys; Emma Beynon

        Testimonials

        ‘As Bevan Brittan continue to develop its higher education sector expertise, the firm remains focused on delivering excellent client care. It will look at flexibility in pricing which is beneficial to client.’

        Key clients

        City of London Corporation

        Work highlights

          Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy, project finance and PFI Tier 3

          Bevan Brittan LLP is very strong at handling contract and asset management, as well as operational issues on energy, PFI and PPP projects. Kirtpal Kaur Aujla has a wealth of experience advising public sector partners on PPP projects, while senior associate Rosie Tabrizi  has been advising Birmingham City Council on a complex waste disposal package.

          Practice head(s):

          Nadeem Arshad

          Other key lawyers:

          Kirtpal Kaur Aujla; Rosie Tabrizi

          Testimonials

          ‘The team are knowledgeable. They clearly know the sector and key players well. They are also pragmatic and approachable.’

          ‘Nadeem Arshad was the lead partner. We know Nadeem well and have worked with him before. He knows the sector well and provided good oversight.’

          ‘Market leading team that understands the commercial realities of project finance / PFI in a manner that few others do.’

          Key clients

          Viridor

          Equans

          Birmingham City Council

          East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

          Bank of Ireland

          JFS School

          Sheffield City Council

          West Berkshire Council

          Work highlights

          • We are advising the Council on their #500 million new Waste PPP Project and delivery of their future waste management strategy.
          • Advised Bank of Ireland as the lender to significantly restructure a project financed Social Care PFI project.
          • Advised the Welsh Government and 24 participating local authorities on a new PPP delivery model – the #1.5bn Welsh Education: 21st Century Schools MIM Programme.

          Public sector > Education Tier 3

          The education team at Bevan Brittan LLP frequently acts for education clients on employment, student litigation, property and commercial matters. The team is led by Ashley Norman, who specialises in providing employment, immigration and discrimination advice to universities and higher education institutes. Rachel Soundy acts for many leading education institutions on a range of corporate and commercial matters, with notable experience in higher education mergers and acquisitions.

          Practice head(s):

          Ashley Norman

          Other key lawyers:

          Rachel Soundy; Rebecca Pendlebury

          Testimonials

          ‘The firm is dedicated and highly professional’

          ‘Ashley Norman provides excellent advice and is business focused.’

          ‘Rachel Soundy is excellent. She spends the time getting to know clients, offers tailored advice and really does go above and beyond- in respect of fees, added value services and commitment.’

          Key clients

          Cardiff and Vale College

          University of York

          University of Oxford

          De Montfort University

          Birmingham City University

          Work highlights

          • Advised the University of York on its collaboration agreement with CITY College, Greece.
          • Advised on and developed an innovative multi-disciplinary staff training programme for De Montfort University.
          • Advised Cardiff and Vale College on the procurement of new facilities at various campuses through the Welsh Government’s joint venture WEPCo.

          Real estate > Social housing Tier 3

          Bevan Brittan LLP‘s sizeable team routinely advises housing associations (HAs), local authorities, developers and funders operating at a local and national level. The cross-disciplinary practice is jointly headed up by Sarah Greenhalgh, a RP corporate governance specialist, and Rebecca Pendlebury, who focuses on public sector driven mixed-use regeneration schemes. Litigation department head Adam Kendall advises HAs on health and safety issues, and court proceedings that subsequently arise. Employment law specialist Ashley Norman is highly experienced in representing housing associations in cases before the Court of Appeal, while senior associate Cynyr Rhys is noted for his expertise in landlord and tenant disputes. Senior associate Jaspal Basra works with HAs on the potential implications of performance-related pay structures. All named lawyers are based in Birmingham.  

          Practice head(s):

          Sarah Greenhalgh; Rebecca Pendlebury

          Testimonials

          ‘Their stakeholder management, project planning and flexibility have been exceptional. Their ability to collaborate with board members, officers, other consultants, lenders and other legal advisers has been very effective.’

          ‘Our lead partner Sarah Greenhalgh has felt like part of our internal team. Lawyers can sometimes be intimidating, but Sarah makes you feel like you can ask anything, which is critical. She has an ability to simplify complexity and see the bigger picture.’

          Key clients

          Sixty Bricks Limited

          Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole Council

          Milverton Homes

          Oxford City Housing (Development) Limited

          Sanctuary Housing Association

          Peabody Trust

          ForHousing Limited

          GreenSquareAccord Limited

          Work highlights

          • Advised Peabody Trust and Catalyst Housing Group on their merger to form the second largest registered provider group in England.
          • Advised ForHousing on the re-structure of its group and refinancing as part of its strategic business review.
          • Advised Milverton Homes, Warwick District Council’s Housing Company, on its joint venture (JV) with Vistry Linden Limited Group to acquire a 76 acre site in Kenilworth to deliver 620 eco-friendly homes over the next eight years.

          Employment > Pensions Tier 3

          Specialists in the public sector, Bevan Brittan LLP handles industry-wide pension arrangements that includes the social housing, local government, NHS and teachers’ pension schemes. It has a strong transactional practice, handling risk reduction projects, including scheme closures and winding-ups. Practice head Nigel Bolton, along with Philip Woolham, continue to develop the group’s private sector offering.

          Practice head(s):

          Nigel Bolton

          Other key lawyers:

          Lyndsay Mair; Philip Woolham

          Testimonials

          ‘Very knowledgeable and confident on their advice.’

          ‘Just an excellent service provider. Highly recommend.’

          Key clients

          GW Padley (Holdings) Limited

          Northumberland County Council

          Local Pensions Partnership

          Barts Health NHS Trust

          Local Government Association

          Pioneer Housing Association

          Work highlights

          • Advising Secure Trust Bank on pension matters relating to its client’s MBO.
          • Advising Catalyst Housing Association & Peabody Housing Associatio as part of wider firm team on pension aspects of the merger of the two housing association groups.
          • Advised Mencap and Golden Lane Housing Association as part of a wider firm team, on the establishing of GLH as a standalone entity, having originally been set up as part of Mencap.

          Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI) > Infrastructure and energy Tier 3

          Bevan Brittan LLP go ‘the extra mile to secure the right outcome’ when advising both public and private sector clients on PFI mandates. In Leeds, ‘master tactician’ Judith Hopper is noted for her expertise in PFI disputes arising out of the waste and energy sectors and frequently acts for local authorities. Michael Boyd is the key contact to the practice’s roster of NHS clients, including NHS Property Services Limited and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

          Practice head(s):

          Judith Hopper

          Other key lawyers:

          Testimonials

          ‘The team has considerable experience in substantial infrastructure projects for local governments. They act on many PFI/PPP projects. This includes ongoing commercial issues together with disputes. They have brilliant client service skills, and are very competent and excellent value for money.’

          ‘Judith Hopper gets involved in all her cases and is a master tactician.’

          ‘The people at Bevan Brittan have a fantastic team spirit and work well together with clients, going the extra mile to secure the right outcome. They have a wealth of experience in infrastructure and energy.’

          ‘Judith Hopper has sound judgment and effortlessly manages her team. She never gets flustered, has a commercial viewpoint and achieves fantastic results.’

          ‘Always aware of the commercial implications of their advice.’

          Key clients

          NHS Property Services Limited

          Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

          The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

          Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

          National Places

          University of York

          Together Housing Association Limited and Together Commercial Limited

          Work highlights

          • Advising the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust in connection with a redevelopment project.
          • Advising NHS Property Services Limited on operational issues relating to the organisation’s portfolio of PFI assets.
          • Advising the University of York on the procurement and construction legal aspects of the design development of the new Student Hub on campus.

          Real estate > Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire Tier 3

          The commercial property team at Bevan Brittan LLP advises private investors and local authorities on investment acquisitions, sales, refinancing and estate management mandates. Deborah Powell jointly leads the practice alongside Lyndon Campbell, who handles portfolio acquisitions of residential properties, while James Atkins focuses on health-related development projects. Richard Stirk and Julie Cowan-Clark act for registered providers and local authorities and are key contacts for social housing matters.

          Practice head(s):

          Deborah Powell; Lyndon Campbell

          Key clients

          A Shade Greener Finance

          Park Lane Properties (Leeds) Limited

          NHS Property Services Limited

          Leeds City Council

          Worthing Borough Council

          Fernhill Property Holdings Limited

          Communication Workers Union

          Hornbeam Park Developments Limited

          SRCL

          Shred it Limited

          Work highlights

          • Advised Worthing Council on the acquisition of a key site, known as Teville Gate, in Worthing for future redevelopment.
          • Advised Leeds City Council on the purchase of a portfolio of 40 long residential leases, on a development in Leeds.
          • Advised University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust in relation to all aspects of the development of the “Outwoods Integrated Care Campus”,  a new development with a combined value of c.£50m.

          Real estate > Construction Tier 3

          Praised as a 'an absolute machine in turning around high-stake work’, Bevan Brittan LLP's caseload includes PFI disputes and matters arising out of the housing, healthcare, higher education and energy and infrastructure sectors. Sarah Wilson heads the Leeds-based team and acts for consultants, contractors and subcontractors on both contentious and non-contentious mandates, while Judith Hopper ‘achieves fantastic results’ when advising clients in PFI disputes. Director Niamh Batterton, who joined from Addleshaw Goddard in July 2021, focuses on non-contentious construction matters.

          Practice head(s):

          Sarah Wilson

          Other key lawyers:

          Testimonials

          ‘Bevan Brittan are an absolute machine in turning around high-stake work under time pressure.’

          ‘Judith Hopper is an extremely hands-on partner, who gets fully involved with all her cases. Clients love her as she is highly organised and intelligent.’

          ‘The team has experience in construction matters for local governments and acts on many PFI/PPP projects, involving ongoing commercial issues together with disputes.

          ‘Sarah Wilson and her team were fantastic. I have worked with Sarah for over ten years. She is polite, professional and a great communicator.’

          ‘Niamh Batterton is professional, proactive, effective, pragmatic and commercially astute.’

          ‘The team are highly knowledgeable and personable. Clients are handled with care, the team understands political challenges that public sector clients work within. Always able to drive to the goal and strategise effectively to manoeuvre the other side.’

          ‘Judith Hopper is brilliant. She has exceptional judgement, achieves fantastic results and has great commercial acumen.’

          ‘A very supportive team, who are responsive and creative. They have an excellent commercial understanding that supports business and builds relationships. Billing is reasonable and they work hard to have a good working relationship with us.’

          Key clients

          Hall Construction Services Limited

          Sancus Utilities Limited

          University of York

          East Village Management Limited

          Innerspace Homes Limited

          Together Housing Group

          National Places

          NHS Property Services

          Channel 4

          Hall Construction Services Limited

          Southbay Civil Engineering Limited

          Avonmouth Pharmaceutical Assets Limited

          Work highlights

          • Advising the University of York on the procurement and construction aspects of the design development of a new Student Hub on campus.
          • Advising National Places on managing the construction aspects of national residential developments.
          • Advising Sancus Utilities Ltd on supply and manufacture framework agreements with Jones Food Company/Ocado, and advising on their steel supply agreements.

          Real estate > Property litigation Tier 3

          Noted for its ‘intimate knowledge of the public sector’, Bevan Brittan LLP continues to grow its roster of private sector clients, including Well Pharmacy Group, FRP Advisory Trading and RBH Properties. James Teagle, who heads the practice in Leeds, advises on a range of land and property-related disputes, from tenancy renewals and landlord and tenant conflicts, to forfeiture proceedings and easements. Senior associate Alex Dunne is another key member of the team, who handles dilapidations and lease extension claims.

          Practice head(s):

          James Teagle

          Other key lawyers:

          Testimonials

          ‘Bevan Brittan has an extremely well-established and well-regarded property litigation practice, particularly renowned for its public sector client base and intimate knowledge of the public sector (especially the NHS). It therefore has a depth and breadth of expertise, covering all the usual areas of commercial and residential landlord and tenant and real property law, whilst also being able to draw on its in-depth expertise on public sector constitutional and other matters where necessary.’

          ‘James Teagle has extensive knowledge and on a recent matter, showed excellent negotiation skills in order to get the best possible result for the client.’

          ‘The team provides positive and prompt advice.’

          ‘James Teagle is an extremely accomplished property litigator, but also a wonderful human being to work with. He is polite, unfailingly courteous and unflappable even under immense pressure. He is also immensely hard-working.’

          ‘Good, honest, straightforward and practical advice.’

          ‘James Teagle is a very effective solicitor.’

          Key clients

          NHS Property Services

          Well Pharmacy

          RBH Properties

          Hornbeam Park Developments

          Direct Collection Bailiffs

          Dematic Limited

          Grafton (UK) Limited

          Places for People

          The Classic Prop Hire Limited

          West One Loan Limited

          Aura Finance Limited

          FRP Advisory Trading Limited

          Strettons Limited

          J. Arkwright & Co.

          Work highlights

          • Advised a commercial landlord on a £10m+ dilapidations claim.
          • Acting for NHSPS on High Court litigation involving the client’s entitlement to charge service charges from its GP tenants to recover the costs of services provided to those tenants by NHSPS.
          • Acting for a commercial landlord in relation to rent arrears claim against a national chain of fitness centres.

          Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Bristol Tier 4

          Bevan Brittan LLP is instructed on a variety of corporate matters, including M&A transactions, joint ventures, management buy-outs and share sales. The practice has a focus on the real estate sector, where it acts for public sector clients such as local authorities as well as private developers and investors. Practice head Chris Harper offers experience across transactions, joint ventures and restructurings, with Marti Burgess recognised for her work for SMEs, including advising them on employee incentives.

          Practice head(s):

          Chris Harper

          Other key lawyers:

          Marti Burgess; Richard Hiscoke; Andrew Spicer

          Testimonials

          ‘Able to provide pragmatic and practical solutions which are grounded in helping to make development happen, and avoid getting stuck in legal mud!’

          ‘The team was dedicated, responsive, always across all of the detail of a highly complex joint venture (which needed to cohere with extensive finance and property documents) and persevered through contested negotiations. I also consider that the team worked efficiently and delivered value for money.’

          ‘Andrew Spicer was highly responsive in a demanding, high value joint venture. The negotiations were contested and he quietly persevered. He was pragmatic when appropriate and dogged when not. He was across all of the detail of complicated legal documentation. Chris Harper went above and beyond to step in where additional support was required.’

          ‘Responsive and supportive. Knowledgeable about the specific concerns of those in local government and a good supportive, collegiate approach to completing deals.’

          ‘Andrew Spicer: practical, good value advice, taking in both the strategic and the detail of the deal.’

          Key clients

          Peabody Trust

          Catalyst Housing and Peabody Trust

          Milverton Homes Limited

          Lansdowne Place Wealth Management Limited

          A cyber security

          Digby Associates Limited

          Wraxall Capital Solutions

          Veezu

          FCLS Limited

          Red Construction South West Limited

          Work highlights

          • Advised Peabody on the acquisition of a company (registered in England and Wales) which owns the iconic Ford plant in Dagenham that, once developed, is likely to provide in excess of 3,100 new homes (both affordable and market sale/rental), new community space and commercial properties.

          Employment > Health and safety Tier 4

          Bevan Brittan LLP‘s health and safety practice has a strong focus on local authority and public sector representation in HSE and CQC investigations and enforcement actions. The team also acts for clients on health and safety obligations across all sectors, as well as bringing health and safety prosecutions in high profile cases, including one involving the death of a child. Adam Kendall leads the team, advising on health and safety, fire safety, environmental, trading standards and waste licensing issues.

          Practice head(s):

          Adam Kendall

          Other key lawyers:

          Hannah Taylor; Stuart Merchant; Carton Sadler

          Testimonials

          ‘Adam Kendall offers practical step by step solution focused advice that is easy to understand.’

          ‘A strong team that gives bespoke sector specific health and safety advice.’

          Public sector > Education: schools Tier 4

          Bevan Brittan LLP has a track record of work with the Department for Education and the Welsh Government, particularly in developing free schools and new schools in Wales. It also advises local authorities on the impact of schools acquiring academy status. Head of practice Andrew Tobin advises on a wide range of educational matters and focuses on the construction and refurbishment of schools. He is supported by David Hutton, who handles the project finance side of education-led regeneration projects.

          Practice head(s):

          Andrew Tobin

          Other key lawyers:

          Testimonials

          ‘Experience in public sector’

          Key clients

          Department for Education

          London Borough of Camden

          Welsh Assembly Government

          London Borough of Lewisham

          Barnsley Local Education Partnership

          London Borough of Hackney

          City of London Corporation

          South Gloucestershire Council

          Work highlights

          • Advising numerous local councils in Wales on new school building projects as part of the £1.5bn 21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme.
          • Advising the Department for Education on over 20 free school building projects.
          • Advising the London Borough of Camden on the re-location of a free school to be co-located at the site of another school.

          Real estate > Commercial property: development Tier 4

          The national team at Bevan Brittan LLP ‘go the extra mile’ to provide advice on strategic property matters for clients which include NHS bodies, registered providers, and local authorities; Mark Calverley heads the property department. Mark Paget Skelin is ‘quick’ and ‘practical’, and has over 25 years’ experience in healthcare property work, while Ian Caplan‘s expertise lies in hospital redevelopment. Steven Smith has ‘sound business acumen’ and leads the team on high profile local authority development work for over 20 london boroughs.

          Practice head(s):

          Mark Calverley

          Other key lawyers:

          Mark Paget Skelin; Ian Caplan; Steven Smith; Andrew Shaw; Simon Jackson; Dalee Kaur; Sarah Skuse

          Testimonials

          ‘I invariably feel that the Bevan Brittan team go the extra mile: they provide not only effective legal advice, but also pragmatic and commercially astute recommendations.’

          ‘They are extremely collaborative in that they never seem to “sit on the fence” but always want to give the benefit of their experience and expertise.’

          ‘Steven Smith has sound business acumen’

          ‘They’re easily accessible when I need them, and seem to enjoy the challenge of trying to solve problems (often extremely effectively) by providing advice in real time as project issues emerge.’

          ‘Some other law firms provide similar standards of service, although Bevan Brittan are very consistent in terms of their approach.’

          ‘I work closely with Steven Smith, partner, he stands out as a lawyer due to his pro-active support.’

          ‘They  realise the importance of cultivating a good relationship with the other parties to the transaction, and they’re good at “thinking outside of the box”, to problem-solve.’

          ‘Thorough and detailed with good supporting depth and a spread of expertise.’

          Key clients

          Acacia Care Investments Limited

          Peabody Trust

          Anthology (Kennington Stage) Limited

          Royal Holloway University of London

          City of London Corporation

          Birmingham City Council

          Barts Health NHS Trust

          Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

          Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

          The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

          Work highlights

          • Advising the City of London Corporation on its partnership with the Museum of London, for the £600m redevelopment of former Smithfield Market to provide a new, state-of-the-art facility for the Museum.
          • Advising Barts Health NHS Trust on the redevelopment of Whipps Cross Hospital, comprising a site of 18 hectares on the edge of Epping Forest
          • Advising Birmingham City Council on its £1.9bn, 17 hectare Birmingham Smithfield sustainable mixed-use construction and regeneration scheme, for development of a new City quarter.

          Real estate > Construction: non-contentious Tier 4

          Bevan Brittan LLP is active across a range of construction and infrastructure projects, including housing and regeneration, education, waste, energy, hospital estates and highways. It is particularly well regarded for its work for public sector clients, acting on a number of matters for local councils and for NHS bodies. It also has an increasing focus on private healthcare developer projects. Andrew Tobin leads the team, specialising in education construction matters. Jonathan Turner focuses on housing-led regeneration and development projects.

          Practice head(s):

          Andrew Tobin; Louise Robling

          Other key lawyers:

          Key clients

          Department for Education

          Barts Health NHS Trust

          City of London

          Siemens Healthcare Limited

          Canal and River Trust

          Cardiff City Council

          University of Oxford

          Places for People

          Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

          Johnson Matthey plc

          Work highlights

          • Advising the Corporation of London on the construction of the new £350m London Museum and the wider redevelopment of Smithfield Market.
          • Advising the Peabody Trust on a project at Dagenham Green which will deliver 3,500 new homes as part of the Mayor of London’s Affordable Housing Programme.
          • Advising Barts Health NHS Trust on the construction of a new £700m hospital at Whipps Cross East London as part of the Government’s New Hospitals Programme.

          Employment Tier 4

          The dynamic employment team at Bevan Brittan LLP covers healthcare, housing and the local government industries as well as the private sector and international mandates; it frequently handles challenging tribunal claims for NHS trusts and also continues to win some significant new work in other sectors such as higher education. Ashley Norman is among the primary members of the team that has been adding to its ranks at associate level.

          Practice head(s):

          Other key lawyers:

          Testimonials

          ‘The team is dedicated, knowledgeable and offers sound advice. Ashley Norman provides an excellent service and is business focused‘.

          Key clients

          Staffordshire Fire & Rescue

          North East London CCG

          South East London CCG

          Hillingdon London Borough Council

          De Montfort University

          Birmingham City University

          Abri Housing Group

          YMCA Heart of England

          Pioneer Housing Group

          Work highlights

          • Advised a public body in relation to a request by a trade union to be recognised for statutory collective bargaining purposes. The request was submitted in accordance with the legislation and required the client to consider strategically how best to respond. The client decided to reject the request for voluntary recognition and has subsequently engaged with follow up communications and meetings with officials of the relevant union.
          • Advised a well-known national charity on a very interesting project. The charity had over a period of time developed a non-core business based upon providing social housing – in effect, this arm of the organisation was a housing association/registered provider. The charity and the housing association arm agreed that the latter would separate from the charity and become independent.
          • Acted for a fire service since late 2019 on an ongoing, complex “trade dispute” with the trade union which represents the uniformed workforce – the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). The issue primarily concerns changes to shift patterns for firefighters, working hours when the employees work away from their home fire station, and obligations of firefighters to transport PPE.

          Real estate > Commercial property: Birmingham Tier 4

          Bevan Brittan LLP‘s Birmingham-based real estate practice is routinely sought out by city councils, registered providers (RPs), universities, and healthcare operators for assistance in delivering high-profile projects. Rebecca Pendlebury works with a multitude of local authorities, both within the West Midlands and beyond, on various development and regeneration schemes, ranging from new stadiums to infrastructure overhauls. Alongside Pendlebury, senior associate Emma Holmes is a central figure within the firm’s housing team who works with local authorities and national RPs on affordable residential developments and tenanted stock disposals. Senior associate Claire Hamlin, who joined from Higgs LLP in September 2021, is also recommended.  

          Practice head(s):

          Mark Calverley

          Testimonials

          Rebecca Pendlebury is efficient, plain speaking and gets the deal done.’

          Key clients

          London Borough of Waltham Forest

          County Council of the County and City of Cardiff

          London Borough of Havering

          Sixty Bricks Limited

          Leicester City Council

          Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole Council

          Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

          Milverton Homes

          Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

          London Borough of Sutton

          Hertsmere Developments Limited

          National Places LLP

          Oxford City Housing (Development) Limited

          Pioneer Housing

          Midland Heart

          Work highlights

          • Advised the County Council of the City and County of Cardiff on a procurement to appoint a consortium to design, construct, maintain and operate a new flagship 15,000 capacity music/entertainment and events arena in the city as part of a wider masterplan redevelopment of the Cardiff Bay area.
          • Advised Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council on the acquisition of a £45m residential-led development from Inland Homes Limited between August and October 2021.
          • Advised Milverton Homes, Warwick District Council’s Housing Company, on its joint venture with Vistry Linden Limited Group with the first development being delivery of 620 homes over a 76 acre site in Kenilworth.

          Real estate > Construction Tier 4

          Bevan Brittan LLP‘s Birmingham-based practice saw key expansion in 2021 with the recruitment of ‘excellent construction lawyerHelen Andrews from Fieldfisher; Andrews now leads the team and covers a broad range of transactional and contentious matters. The group also works closely with the firm’s national network and counts noteworthy housing, health and public sector clients on its roster; key examples include the City of London, the Department for Education and NHS Property Services. The practice has also continued to expand its private sector client base, recently adding a variety of contractors and developers.

          Practice head(s):

          Helen Andrews

          Other key lawyers:

          William Cursham; Charles Harrison

          Testimonials

          ‘Helen Andrews is an excellent construction lawyer. She really knows her stuff. Clients trust her. She works hard to master the details.’

          ‘Helen Andrews is very proactive and gets it done.’

          Key clients

          Intex Projects Limited

          Westcore Europe

          Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

          City of London

          Department for Education

          National Places

          NHS Property Services Limited

          Work highlights

          • Advising Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust on the expansion of its accident and emergency department at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
          • Advising National Places (a joint venture between National Grid and Places for People) on the roll out of various new residential schemes across the country.
          • Advising Westcore Europe on developing Bretby Business Park.

          Real estate > Property litigation Tier 4

          Working closely with the firm’s multiple offices across the nation, Bevan Brittan LLP‘s ‘exceptionally good‘ team is regularly sought out by various public authorities and education sector clients for representation in complex contentious proceedings. Mark Robertson heads up the firm’s Midlands property litigation team, working with a diverse roster of clients on rights of light and telecommunication site disputes. The ‘extremely knowledgable‘ senior associate Cynyr Rhys manages a varied case load, and frequently helms matters before the First Tier Tribunal. All named lawyers are based in Birmingham.

          Practice head(s):

          Mark Robertson

          Other key lawyers:

          Testimonials

          ‘The team at Bevan Brittan think very carefully about which barristers to instruct. They are careful in selecting barristers with appropriate and focused expertise. In the long run this saves their clients costs as the advice that they receive is the best possible available. The Bevan Brittan Property litigation team is also very approachable and client friendly.’

          ‘Excellent advice and a true understanding of the clients needs.’

          ‘Cynyr Rhys is extremely knowledgeable, efficient and very approachable. Aside from the complex legal issues, our dispute had a significant political dimension which Cynyr navigated confidently. Highly recommended.’

          ‘Bevan Brittan are an exceptionally good legal firm who provide a highly professional and cost effective service.’

          ‘Mark Robertson is excellent.’

          ‘This team is always responsive and available to discuss potential issues. I feel like I have been guided very confidently through some very technical areas of law with speed and precision.’

          ‘Mark Robertson has provided significant assistance and advice on many matters for my team and I would be reluctant to seek out anyone else for property litigation.’

          Key clients

          Rentokil Initial Plc

          University of Oxford

          London Borough of Hounslow

          Canal & River Trust

          Intel Corporation (UK) Limited

          Barts Health NHS Trust

          Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

          NHS Property Services Limited

          Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

          Wildstone

          Johnson Matthey plc

          Royal Borough of Greenwich

          Sanctuary Group

          Places for People Group

          Hertfordshire County Council

          West London NHS Trust

          Work highlights

          • Advised a commercial landlord on a £10m+ dilapidations claim.
          • Acted for Hertfordshire County Council in litigation concerning the lowering of the water level and preventing public access to a reservoir.
          • Acted for Sanctuary Housing Association to obtain a number of anti-social behaviour injunctions against tenants.

          Employment > Health and safety

          The team at Bevan Brittan LLP is well known for advising public sector clients on healthcare matters, and is also well versed in fire safety.

          Dispute resolution > Professional discipline

          Bevan Brittan LLP has made a number of eye-catching hires of late, including the highly regarded Melanie Carter from Bates Wells and former Capsticks LLP partner Daniel Purcell.

          Real estate > Planning Tier 5

          Bevan Brittan LLP‘s planning practice offers an ‘excellent service’ to clients, which include local councils, developers and operators in health and social care sectors. The ‘thoughtful and thorough’ Dalee Kaur leads the national team with and has experience advising on infrastructure projects, development agreements and property acquisitions. Kathryn Lawrance has considerable experience in the compulsory purchase process relating to the delivery of regeneration projects, and associate Matthew Tucker acts for public and private sector clients on contentious and non-contentious matters.

          Practice head(s):

          Dalee Kaur

          Other key lawyers:

          Kathryn Lawrance; Shabanan Anwar; Steven Smith; Matthew Tucker

          Testimonials

          ‘A strong commercial focus on planning law issues which impact on land and property, whilst understanding issues that relate to the public sector.’

          ‘Has an excellent service in providing advice in planning (large regeneration schemes) and compulsory purchase process.’

          ‘Excellent service.’

          ‘Dalee Kaur, partner at Bevan Brittan. She is thoughtful and thorough, and very level-headed in high pressure moments.’

          ‘Dalee Kaur: Pragmatic. Experienced. No fuss. Really works for the client. Dedicated and passionate.’

          ‘Close working relations, flexibility to advise on ad-hoc basis, thorough knowledge and expertise in this field and help de-risk legalistic and delivery concerns.’

          ‘Dalee Kaur brings private sector experience and a real commercial focus to help provide excellent, well-considered advice.’

          Key clients

          South Lakeland District Council

          Barts Health NHS Trust

          Royal Holloway University of London

          London Borough of Tower Hamlets

          Anthology (Kennington Stage) Limited

          NHS Property Services Limited

          London Borough of Hillingdon

          Work highlights

          • Advising the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on planning matters required to enable the redevelopment of Crossharbour.
          • Advising the London Borough of Hillingdon on two parallel Compulsory Purchase Orders in relation to its Hayes Town Centre estates, required to deliver up to 750 new modern, high-quality sustainable affordable homes together with significant infrastructure improvements.
          • Advising the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on a Compulsory Purchase Order required to secure an ambitious scheme of regeneration at the Aberfeldy Estate.

          Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire Tier 5

          Bevan Brittan LLP has notable expertise with regards to local authorities, the NHS and central government bodies, as well as a range of private sector businesses. The firm's practice spans M&A, joint ventures, funding and PE investments, as well as reorganisations, trade sales and secondary market activity. Chris Harper divides his time between Bristol and Leeds, and he leads the practice together with Christian Hunt; he also handles corporate governance matters.

          Practice head(s):

          Chris Harper; Christian Hunt

          Key clients

          Veezu Group

          Dowlis Group

          Ardent Limited

          SiRRAN Engineering Services

          31 Dover

          A Shade Greener Finance

          DEU Commercial

          Work highlights

          • Advised Sirran Engineering Services on its sale to US based NetNumber Inc.
          • Advised the management of the management buy-out of Dowlis Inspired Branding Group.

          Employment > Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire Tier 5

          Bevan Brittan LLP‘s employment, pensions and immigrations team has a strong pensions offering; Nigel Bolton is noted for his extensive experience with both public and private sector schemes. The group is also instructed by a number of clients in the healthcare and social housing sectors as well as local government bodies. Jodie Sinclair leads the overall practice from London. Senior associate Tim Gooder left the firm in November 2021 for DAC Beachcroft LLP.

          Practice head(s):

          Jodie Sinclair

          Other key lawyers:

          Nigel Bolton; Philip Woolham

          Testimonials

          ‘They understand my business and are always happy to support without charging loads.’

          ‘They also do not use legal jargon, they are straight to the point.’

          Key clients

          Barts Health NHS Trust

          Local Government Association

          Pioneer Housing Association

          Work highlights

          • Advising the Local Government Association on complex action relating to age discrimination and employment law.

          Employment > Employers Tier 6

          Specialising in servicing the health, social-care and public services markets, Bevan Brittan LLP holds a strong client roster comprised of NHS Trusts, local government bodies, higher education establishment and private sector employers. Jodie Sinclair leads the team and is assisted by the ‘exceptional‘ Alastair Currie.

          Practice head(s):

          Jodie Sinclair

          Other key lawyers:

          Testimonials

          ‘The team have a great deal of experience in employment matters relating to doctors, which is a complex area and I have not come across anyone else who has such a comprehensive understanding.’

          ‘Alastair Currie is exceptional. Really thoughtful, knowledgeable, practical and responsive.’

          ‘The team are ably led by Jodie Sinclair. I am always confident that Jodie will have grip on a case and set out clearly the options available to me.’

          ‘They are highly responsive, creative in their solutions and give robust and clear guidance.’

          ‘Jodie Sinclair is outstanding. Clarity of thought and advice at all times. Tireless in a management of cases and immensely able.’

          ‘Jodie Sinclair is able to take clear strategic view point on matters and draw in additional expert resource as needed.’

          ‘Alastair Currie is excellent. Genuinely insightful and practical, with superb judgment.’

          ‘Jodie Sinclair is commercial, straightforward and has the ability to cut to the chase easily and with real skill.’

          Key clients

          Barts Health NHS Trust

          Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

          St Georges Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

          Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

          Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust,

          Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

          West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

          Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

          Isle of Wight NHS Trust

          Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

          East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

          Solent NHS Trust

          Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

          Huntercombe Group

          King Edwards VII Hospital

          Circle Healthcare

          Healthcare at Home

          Holmes Care Group

          Virgin Healthcare

          Bromley Healthcare CIC

          Work highlights

          • Advised St George’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust on the adoption of a group leadership model.
          • Advised Clece Care Services on the workforce implications of the pandemic, and assisted with the implementation of hybrid working models across their corporate services.
          • Advised the Royal United Bath NHS Foundation Trust on the acquisition of the Circle Bath hospital, a formerly independent hospital run by Circle Healthcare which provides care for both private and NHS patients.

          West Midlands > Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy, project finance and PFI Tier 3

          Bevan Brittan LLP is very strong at handling contract and asset management, as well as operational issues on energy, PFI and PPP projects. Kirtpal Kaur Aujla has a wealth of experience advising public sector partners on PPP projects, while senior associate Rosie Tabrizi  has been advising Birmingham City Council on a complex waste disposal package.

          Practice head(s):

          Nadeem Arshad

          Other key lawyers:

          Kirtpal Kaur Aujla; Rosie Tabrizi

          Testimonials

          ‘The team are knowledgeable. They clearly know the sector and key players well. They are also pragmatic and approachable.’

          ‘Nadeem Arshad was the lead partner. We know Nadeem well and have worked with him before. He knows the sector well and provided good oversight.’

          ‘Market leading team that understands the commercial realities of project finance / PFI in a manner that few others do.’

          Key clients

          Viridor

          Equans

          Birmingham City Council

          East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

          Bank of Ireland

          JFS School

          Sheffield City Council

          West Berkshire Council

          Work highlights

          • We are advising the Council on their #500 million new Waste PPP Project and delivery of their future waste management strategy.
          • Advised Bank of Ireland as the lender to significantly restructure a project financed Social Care PFI project.
          • Advised the Welsh Government and 24 participating local authorities on a new PPP delivery model – the #1.5bn Welsh Education: 21st Century Schools MIM Programme.

          Yorkshire and the Humber > Employment > Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

          Bevan Brittan LLP‘s employment, pensions and immigrations team has a strong pensions offering; Nigel Bolton is noted for his extensive experience with both public and private sector schemes. The group is also instructed by a number of clients in the healthcare and social housing sectors as well as local government bodies. Jodie Sinclair leads the overall practice from London. Senior associate Tim Gooder left the firm in November 2021 for DAC Beachcroft LLP.

          Practice head(s):

          Jodie Sinclair

          Other key lawyers:

          Nigel Bolton; Philip Woolham

          Testimonials

          ‘They understand my business and are always happy to support without charging loads.’

          ‘They also do not use legal jargon, they are straight to the point.’

          Key clients

          Barts Health NHS Trust

          Local Government Association

          Pioneer Housing Association

          Work highlights

          • Advising the Local Government Association on complex action relating to age discrimination and employment law.

          Email: info@bevanbrittan.com
          Website: http://www.bevanbrittan.com/

          The Firm:

          Bevan Brittan LLP is a commercial law firm with 91 partners, over 300 lawyers and over 500 staff based in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and London. Bevan Brittan provides full service legal and regulatory advice to businesses across construction, energy & resource management, higher education and financial services, complementing the firm’s market leadership within housing, local government and health and social care. Recent award successes include winning Law Firm of the Year at the Birmingham and Bristol Law Society Legal Awards, winning in the legal category at the Bristol Life Awards and being shortlisted for four categories at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2022.

          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.

          Health and Social Care:

          Bevan Brittan is one of the UK’s leading health and social care legal and regulatory advisors. The firm advises over 60% of all NHS Trusts and clinical commissioners, and over 300 independent health and social care operators, funders, providers and suppliers across the UK.

          The firm has won at the HealthInvestor awards for six consecutive years, most recently:

          • 2022 Legal Advisor of the Year (Transactional)
          • 2012 Legal Advisor of the Year (Private)

          The firm’s Independent Health and Social Care practice advises an extensive range of clients including large national and international health and social care operators, SMEs and owner-managed businesses, plus start-ups, scale-ups, new entrants, funders, investors and suppliers. It also continues to act for established operators, alongside digital health, med-tech and life science businesses, as well as major insurers and brokers. Clients include Anavo Capital, BMI Healthcare, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Barchester Healthcare, CNA Hardy, Sussex Primary Care and Symphony Healthcare, Recent matters include advising Adept Care Homes in relation to an amendment of its £32m group refinance and Acacia Care on the acquisition and development of a care home site.

          Housing and Regeneration:

          Bevan Brittan is a leading advisor within social housing. The firm advises some of the largest Housing Associations in the country on the delivery of their housing development programmes and housing management services, such as Places for People, Sanctuary Housing and L&Q.

          Bevan Brittan plays a significant role in advising public and private sector housing developers to meet the growing housing demand, advising on the Birmingham Smithfield regeneration project, the Thamesmead Waterfront regeneration scheme in London, and the purchase of the former Dagenham Stamping Plant car works site at Dagenham Dock.

          Local and Central Government:

          Bevan Brittan is also a leading advisor within Central and Local Government, providing extensive commercial, governance, property and sensitive employment advice. The firm has advised on a number of urban regeneration schemes within England and is appointed to the CCS Central Government and Wider Public Sector framework. They continue to advise authorities on all other major frameworks, including EM LawShare, NW Legal Consortium and the London Borough Legal Alliance.

          Significant Areas of Growth:

          The firm also advises businesses across construction, energy & resource management, financial Services and higher education. It has experienced substantial growth within these emerging markets, including an appointment to the major LUPC Universities Framework, becoming the sole legal advisor to NS&I and being appointed to the Financial Conduct Authority legal panel.

          Offices:

          Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and London.

          Clients:

          Bevan Brittan’s clients include: Birmingham City Council, Canal & River Trust, Dematic Group, De Montfort University, Financial Services Compensation Scheme, NS&I Bank, Places for People, Royal Free London NHS Trust and Viridor.

          DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
          Managing Partner Duncan WeirDuncan.weir@bevanbrittan.com
          Senior Partner Jodie SinclairJodie.sinclair@bevanbrittan.com
          Commercial and Infrastructure Jonathan TurnerJonathan.turner@bevanbrittan.com
          Clinical Risk Tim HodgettsTim.hodgetts@bevanbrittan.com
          Litigation, Advisory & Regulatory Adam KendallAdam.kendall@bevanbrittan.com
          Property Mark CalverleyMark.calverley@bevanbrittan.com
          Number of UK partners : 91
          Number of other UK fee-earners : 300+

          Bevan Brittan is a responsible business; we act responsibly now and in the future. For many years we have played an active role in contributing to the communities that we work within and providing an environment where colleagues can have a successful and rewarding career whatever their background.

          To us, being a responsible business is second nature; a core part of Bevan Brittan’s identity, running through our culture and reflected within the four pillars of our Responsible Business strategy including Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Community Engagement, Environmental Sustainability and Wellbeing.

          Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

          We are proud of having an environment in which everyone feels comfortable being themselves regardless of their background; one that reflects the diverse society in which we operate.

          As a firm, we actively value and promote equality, diversity and inclusion across our leadership, workforce, clients and partners. This is reflected in our recruitment and promotion processes. We strongly believe that learning from and incorporating a broad range of perspectives will help us achieve resilience and growth.

          We have a strong and vibrant diversity programme that gives colleagues across the firm an opportunity to take part, led by our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee and supported by our Ambassadors, who drive engagement in our strategy and raise awareness across the firm.

          For details of our latest activities and initiatives, please visit our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion page.

          Community Engagement

          Bevan Brittan has a long tradition of building lasting relationships with its local communities. To us, Community Engagement means immersing ourselves within each region in which we work, understanding the local nuances that set each area apart and making a tangible difference to the lives of those who live within them.

          Our colleagues care passionately about supporting their local communities and across all four of our regional offices, many are engaged in a range of local initiatives. Each office has a dedicated local charity that we support throughout the year with an annual programme of fundraising activities to provide regular support.

          As well as voluntary work, we encourage colleagues to undertake pro bono legal work for local charities and not-for-profit organisations, and run mentoring schemes with local school and universities.

          To read about our recent activities and initiatives, please visit our Community Engagement page.