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Bevan Brittan LLP

KINGS ORCHARD, 2 QUEEN STREET, BRISTOL, BS2 0HQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0370 194 1000
Fax:
Fax 0870 194 1001
DX:
7828 BRISTOL-1
Email:
Web:
www.bevanbrittan.com
Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London

South West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Bristol
Commercial litigation: Bristol - ranked: tier 3

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP is best known for handling disputes arising from the delivery of public infrastructure, which encompasses the IT, technology and energy issues associated with such projects. Its key clients include healthcare sector manufacturers, large purchasers of outsourcing services and energy and waste companies. Department head Emily Heard is recognised for her expertise in procurement litigation and judicial review.

Practice head(s):Emily Heard

Other key lawyers:Fran Mussellwhite; Wesley O'Brien

Key Clients

Ontix Ltd

SRCL Ltd

Sysmex UK Ltd

Oxford University

Wychavon District Council

G4S Secure Solutions

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Shropshire Council

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

Work highlights

  • Advising SRCL on challenging the decision of NHSE to award a clinical waste collection contract to another provider.
  • Represented Sysmex (UK) Limited in a claim against Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in relation to a service contract.
  • Defended Shropshire Council against a claim brought by Skiers Lodge regarding the client's decision to exclude the franchisee from a tender process on the basis of its perceived poor financial standing

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South West: Human resources

Employment: Bristol
Employment: Bristol - ranked: tier 1

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP  has a standout capability handling employment law matters for clients in the local government arena; its team acts for over 100 local authorities. The scope of the work includes advice on staffing models, senior-level disputes and departures, and redundancy programmes. The healthcare sector is another area of strength; the firm acts for private and third sector clients, as well as NHS providers and commissioners. Sarah Lamont has expertise in restructurings, changes to terms & conditions, redundancy programmes, Employment Tribunal claims, discrimination claims and TUPE . Julian Hoskins is another name to note.

Practice head(s):Jodie Sinclair

Other key lawyers:Julian Hoskins; Sarah Lamont

Key Clients

Local Government Association

Richmond LBC

Wandsworth LBC

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

West of England Combined Authority

Plymouth NHS Trust

Liverpool City Council

Professional Cricketers Association

Cross Manufacturing

RUH Bath NHS Trust

Southern Housing Group

Local Government Ombudsman

Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authorities

Northern Devon Healthcare

North Somerset Council

Bristol City Council

4 R Group

Kingston RBC

Sutton LBC

Catalyst Housing

Simply Serve Ltd

Brent LBC

Barnet LBC

Hackney LBC

London Borough of Kingston

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Sanctuary Housing

Wiltshire Council

Driver Group

Surrey County Council

Northamptonshire County Council

Healthcare Financial Management Association

Sirona CIC

North Somerset Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Places for People Leisure

Work highlights

  • Acting for Yeovil District NHS Trust in a re-claim of disability, race and sex discrimination by a perimenopausal midwifery student.
  • Advising a professional services organisation on conducting a sensitive and complex investigation relating to the 'MeToo' movement
  • Successfully defended Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust against high- value whistle-blowing and unfair dismissal claims brought by its former medical director.
  • Advising Bournemouth Council on local government reorganisations following the Secretary of State's decision to create two new unitary councils.
  • Defending a local authority against claims by a senior officer of allegedly unfair dismissal, disability discrimination and whistle-blowing detriments.
Leading individuals

Julian Hoskins - Bevan Brittan LLP

Sarah Lamont - Bevan Brittan LLP

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 2

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP predominantly acts for public sector clients, including NHS trusts, ambulance trusts, local authorities and housing associations. Simon Lindsay is the key name in the Bristol office.

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South West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant
Clinical negligence: defendant - ranked: tier 1

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP acts for key clients such as NHS Resolution in test cases such as those involving Do Not Resuscitate Orders, establishing remit of victim status and successfully challenging attempt to establish systematic failure as a ground for recovery. Practice head Joanna Lloyd has a particular emphasis on brain injury cases as well as on group and cohort action. The firm also handles historic abuse claims.

Practice head(s):Joanna Lloyd

Key Clients

Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Somerset Partnership NHS Trust

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

2Gether NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS FT

University Hospitals Bristol NHS FT

2Gether NHS Foundation Trust

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended of an action brought against  Taunton & Somerset NHS Trust Foundation at trial. Action was by a patient claiming being victim of a negligent surgery.
  • Successfully defended at trial Taunton & Somerset NHS Trust Foundation on allegations of avoidable brain damage.
  • Advised on the resolution of a group litigation relating to negligent gynecological care involving Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.
  • Successfully defended Yeovil District Hospital Foundation at trial of claimant’s management of a rare vascular condition.
  • Successfully rebutted clinical negligence action against Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust relating to an admission to investigate symptoms of a stroke
Leading individuals

Joanna LLloyd - Bevan Brittan LLP

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Personal injury: defendant
Personal injury: defendant - ranked: tier 2

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP handles cases involving fractures as well as spinal, head and shoulder injuries arising from road traffic and workplace accidents. The practice is also experienced in handling public liability and contractual indemnity claims. Practice head Paul Taverner also advises on claims arising from diseases and accidents in the construction sector, which includes illnesses caused by dangerous building materials such as asbestos.

Practice head(s):Paul Taverner

Key Clients

Covea Insurance plc

Nottingham County Council

Neon (formerly Marketform)

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance

Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty

CNA Europe

Newham Learning Partnership

Ageas

Beazley

Renaissance Re

Leading individuals

Paul Taverner - Bevan Brittan LLP

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South West: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 3

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP's Bristol office leads the firm's national energy practice, which has standout capabilities in energy-from-waste, energy innovation and renewable energy. District energy is another bedrock of the firm's work. The client base is varied and includes generation plants as well as property developers, banks and equity funders, and public sector organisations. Nadeem Arshad, who heads up the practice, has a strong track-record acting for public and private sector clients. Nathan Bradberry’s practice focuses on infrastructure projects in the energy, environment and waste sectors.

Practice head(s):Nadeem Arshad

Other key lawyers:Nathan Bradberry

Testimonials

'The team is highly professional and easy to work with'

Key Clients

Argent

Legal & General

North Yorkshire County Council

Viridor

Sheffield City Council

Whitehill & Bordon

Engie

Liverpool City Council

Birmingham City Council

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

Newcastle University

Work highlights

  • Advising North Yorkshire County Council on an £800m project involving the development of an energy recovery facility and an anaerobic digestion plant.
  • Advised Resource Recovery Solutions on the development of an 11MW gasification energy-from-waste plant.
  • Advising Argent as the master developer on all utilities and district energy aspects of the Brent Cross South regeneration development in North West London.
  • Advising Viridor on the development of a 15MW waste gasification plant.
  • Advised Birmingham City Council on the refurbishment of the Tyseley 25MW energy recovery facility.
Leading individuals

Nadeem Arshad - Bevan Brittan LLP

Next Generation Partners

Nathan Bradberry - Bevan Brittan LLP

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Project finance and PFI
Project finance and PFI - ranked: tier 2

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP provides advice on new PPP projects and delivery models, as well as on PFI and PPP variations, refinancing and disputes. The team has recognised expertise in the field of waste management, which is an area of specialism for department head Nadeem Arshad. Other sectors of focus include energy, health, education, leisure, rail, property regeneration and university accommodation. On the private sector side, the team acts for clients such as project developers, sub-contractors, and fund managers. It also generates work from public sector entities, such as local authorities, NHS trusts and government agencies.

Practice head(s):Nadeem Arshad

Key Clients

Viridor

Morgan Sindall Investments

Engie Urban Energy

Sheffield City Council

North Yorkshire County Council

Birmingham City Council

Barts Health NHS Trust

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Work highlights

  • Advising Cambridgeshire County Council on its £730m waste management project.
  • Advising North Yorkshire County Council on a number of operational issues concerning its waste management and energy project with Amey Cespa.
  • Advising Morgan Sindall Investments on the suite of documentation regarding its newly formed joint venture with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Advising Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council on its waste management project with FCC Environment.
  • Advising Birmingham City Council on the new waste PPP project, future waste strategy and exit arrangements concerning the current 25-year contract with Veolia Environmental Services.

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South West: Public sector

Health
Health - ranked: tier 1

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP‚Äôs ‚Äėexcellent‚Äô market-leading health practice stands out for its assistance to an impressive number of NHS providers and commissioners, as well as other clients, such as independent health sector organisations and community health partnerships. The team advises on regulation, commissioning, integrated care systems and accountable care organisation, partnering arrangements, PFI variations and disputes, and business development strategies abroad. As head of the commercial health practice, Sharon Renouf¬†handles procurements of outsourced services, and assists trusts with establishing internal subsidiaries and shared service arrangements. Rosemary Jago‚Äôs practice focuses on public private partnership (PPP) procurements. Vincent Buscemi¬†advises on primary, community and secondary care, as well as pharmaceutical services.

Practice head(s):Sharon Renouf

Other key lawyers:Rosemary Jago; Vincent Buscemi 

Key Clients

2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

University College London NHS Foundation Trust

Work highlights

  • Advising 2gether NHS Foundation Trust/ Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust on their proposed statutory merger by way of acquisition.
  • Acting for Barts Health NHS Trust on all of its property and the majority of its commercial matters.
  • Advising Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust on its options regarding procurement, finance and solutions in terms of refurbishment or relocation of its main site.
  • Advising Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust on its acquisition of a primary care practice in order to help achieve its vertical integration aspirations.
  • Acted for University College London NHS Foundation Trust on the terms for the outsourcing of its outpatient pharmacy services, by tender, to Lloyds Pharmacy.
Leading individuals

Sharon Renouf - Bevan Brittan LLP

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Local government
Local government - ranked: tier 1

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP's Bristol team, which is part of a larger¬†national operation, which spans four offices. Its recent work included advice to clients on the commercialisation of public services, including new housing vehicles. The group also advises on property regeneration and housing, local government governance and reorganisation, contract management advice to councils and contractual disputes. The ‚Äėcertainly impressive‚Äô David Hutton, who¬†leads the practice nationwide, assists clients with developing their strategies on transport, housing and other infrastructure matters. Sarah Lamont¬†provides employment advice to councils, housing associations and education bodies. Chris Jarman¬†retired from private practice in 2018.

Practice head(s):David Hutton

Other key lawyers:Sarah Lamont

Testimonials

'Certainly a leader in the field'

'The go-to team for local government maers'

Key Clients

Sheffield City Council

Surrey County Council

Birmingham City Council

London Borough of Havering

Bournemouth Borough Council

Slough Borough Council

Brighton and Hove City Council

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Work highlights

  • Advising Sheffield City Council on the renegotiation, potential re-procurement and termination of its integrated PPP contract with Veolia Environmental Services.
  • Supporting five councils with their contract management regarding a contract with an outsourced provider for the provision of their back office services.
  • Advising Birmingham City Council on its new waste and energy PPP project, future waste strategy and exit arrangements from its current 25-year contract with Veolia Environmental Services.
  • Assisted the London Borough of Havering in connection with the redevelopment and renewal of 12 sites in Havering, including a large Waterloo estate adjacent to Romford.
  • Advising the Bournemouth Council on the local government reorganisation (LGR) affecting the Councils of Poole, Dorset and Christchurch, following the Secretary of State's decision to create two new unitary councils for those areas.
Leading individuals

David Hutton - Bevan Brittan LLP

Rising stars

Wesley O'Brien - Bevan Brittan LLP

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South West: Real estate

Commercial property: Bristol
Commercial property: Bristol - ranked: tier 2

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP is a first port of call for many housing associations, health organisations and local authorities in complex development and regeneration projects. It also generates work from private sector entities. The team is led by Mark Calverley, who has an outstanding track record advising on major regeneration and development projects nationwide. Illustrative of its excellent reputation, the group advises on some of the biggest disposals and redevelopments of hospital sites in London. Another key figure in the team is Alison Buckingham, who leads the social housing practice in the South West region. Rob Harrison is noted for his work in the health property space.

Practice head(s):Mark Calverley

Other key lawyers:Alison Buckingham; Rob Harrison

Key Clients

NHS Property Services

Sovereign Housing Group

Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire

Yarlington Housing Group

Sanctuary Housing Association

Canal & River Trust

London Borough of Waltham Forest

London Borough of Hounslow

Places for People Group

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Slough Borough Council

Work highlights

  • Advising NHS Property Services on aspects regarding its undocumented lease programme. Work involved the documentation of 4800 undocumented health and commercial occupiers across 10% of the entire health estate.
  • Advising NHS Property Services on matters across its property portfolio; work includes lease advice, property disputes, and development work.
  • Assisting Canal & River Trust with issues concerning its property portfolio.
  • Acted for Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Hertfordshire in relation to the disposal of a number of redundant police sites in Hertfordshire.
  • Acted for Sovereign Group on the purchase of section 106 affordable housing on a large former airfield site near Oxford, which is being redeveloped by Persimmon Homes.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 2

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP is widely recognised for its work for public sector clients, and it advises a number of local authorities on construction-related issues. It also has a growing private sector client base, which turns to the firm for advice on complex projects. The firm's construction work spans a broad cross-section of areas, including urban regeneration, healthcare, urban regeneration, education, social housing, waste and energy projects. Louise Robling, who heads up the department in Bristol, has expertise in complex private finance initiative (PFI) contracts, and advises on related renegotiations and disputes. Jonathan Turner is knowledgeable about construction issues in the housing sector. Senior associate Jessica Evans moved to Burges Salmon LLP.

Practice head(s):Louise Robling; Andrew Tobin

Other key lawyers:Jonathan Turner

Key Clients

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

North Bristol NHS Trust

Plymouth City Council

Kajima Partnerships

Sovereign Housing Association

Places for People

Midas Construction

University of Oxford

NHS Property Services

London and Quadrant Group

Peabody Housing Group

Sanctuary Housing Group

Together Housing Group

Southern Housing Group

Catalyst Housing Group

Work highlights

  • Acting for London Borough of Harrow in a dispute following a school's expansion project, undertaken by Keepmoat Regeneration.
  • Advising  Places for People/ Urban Splash joint venture development company formed between Places for People Group and Urban Splash upon its separate joint venture with Birmingham City Council and Canal & River Trust.
  • Advising Catalyst Housing Group on the procurement and contracting arrangements for the asset management of its housing stock.
  • Advising North Norfolk District Council on an innovative coastal defence project.
Leading individuals

Louise Robling - Bevan Brittan LLP

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Planning
Planning - ranked: tier 3

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP acts for a growing client base of housing associations, health organisations and local authorities. Led by practice head Kathryn Lawrance, the team focuses on non-contentious work, which includes advising clients on complex development and regeneration projects (often involving joint venture structures). Although the group is based in Bristol, it regularly operates in all four of the firm's offices nationwide.

Practice head(s):Kathryn Lawrance

Key Clients

London Borough of Hounslow

London Borough of Enfield

London Borough of Bromley

West Oxfordshire District Council

Cotswold District Council

Places for People Group

NHS Property Services

Sovereign Housing Association

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Rother District Council

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Sedgemoor District Council

Thanet District Council

London and Quadrant Housing Trust (L&Q)

Work highlights

  • Assisting London Borough of Hounslow with the compulsory purchase of land required to facilitate the £750m regeneration of key High Street and Waterside areas in Brentford.
  • Advising the Cotswold District Council on a complex section 106 agreement associated with a planning application to deliver a 2,500 urban extension to Cirencester.
  • Advising the Sedgemoor District Council on planning and infrastructure agreements.
  • Instructed by the London Borough of Enfield to progress a compulsory purchase order to deliver a scheme to regenerate Ponders End High Street.
  • Advice to NHS Property Services on planning and highway agreements in relation to new developments proposed by the client.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 2

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP’s practice is led nationally by Bristol-based Steve Eccles. Its team specialises in acting for public sector organisations in fields such as health, local government and social housing. Areas of expertise include contentious matters involving telecoms masts, commercial landlord and tenant disputes, development risk advice, housing litigation and dilapidations disputes.

Practice head(s):Mark Calverley; Steven Eccles

Key Clients

University of Oxford

Canal & River Trust

Birmingham City Council

Barts Health NHS Trust

Rentokil Initial

NHS Property Services Ltd

Places for People

Yarlington Housing

Sanctuary Housing

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Birmingham City Council

London Borough of Hounslow

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Insite

London Borough of Brent

Well Pharmacy

L&Q

LiveWest Homes

Work highlights

  • Representing Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council in a High Court case concerning the interpretation and the enforcement of tree preservation orders.
  • Assisting Stratford-on-Avon District Council with enforcement action to secure possession of leisure and civic amenity site following mortgage default.
  • Assisting Places for People with enfranchisement litigation to acquire freehold of terrace of properties in West London.
  • Advising Rentokil Initial on property litigation across the client's entire property portfolio.
  • Advising Yorkshire Housing on title issues associated with proposed redevelopment of high value site.

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Social housing
Social housing - ranked: tier 2

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP combines skillsets across multiple disciplines to provide a comprehensive range of services. Its acts for over 70 housing associations and also generates work from local authorities, developers and funders. The firm is well-known for its strengths in property and development work, which includes assisting housing associations with site acquisitions (for development) and joint ventures. It also has a strong capability in social housing corporate and finance matters; areas of expertise in this space include bond finance, development finance, corporate acquisitions and disposals and housing association mergers. Elsewhere, the firm excels in construction, planning and housing management. Alison Buckingham, who leads the social housing team in the South West, is the key contact among housing providers for advice on high-value and complex development schemes. Jonathan Turner is the overall head of the housing group nationally.

Practice head(s):Jonathan Turner; Alison Buckingham

Key Clients

Places for People Group

Sovereign Housing Association

Yarlington Housing Group

LiveWest Homes

Sanctuary Housing Group

L&Q Group

Catalyst Housing Group

Network Homes

Peabody Group

Hyde Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Places for People Group on its development of a derelict, brownfield site known as Dove Lane in central Bristol.
  • Advising Hyde Group on its £100m strategic partnership with Homes England.
  • Advising the developer East Wick and Sweetwater Projects Limited (an incorporated JV formed by Places for People and Balfour Beatty Investments) on its procurement and contracting strategy for the supply chain arrangements to deliver a 1500 unit project.
  • Advising Catalyst Housing Group on the procurement and contract arrangements for the asset management of its housing stock.
  • Advising Peabody Group on the Thamesmead Waterfront housing project.

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