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BLS Annual Awards Dinner 3rd November 2022

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Leading public services law firm Bevan Brittan has announced that Bethan Evans has been elected Senior Partner in its new senior management structure. This follows the announcement in February that the firm had elected Duncan Weir as Managing Partner.

The role of Senior Partner is to lead the “go to market” activities of the firm.

Commenting on the election, Managing Partner Duncan Weir said;

“I am delighted to have Beth on the Board. As well as the respect and admiration of the wider Partner group she brings considerable experience, understanding and insight of the issues facing our public service clients having worked both in-house at senior management level and advised them in private practice.”

Bethan has been a Partner at Bevan Brittan for 10 years having previously enjoyed a distinguished legal career in a variety of roles across the public sector. During her time at Bevan Brittan she has overseen the growth of the firm’s Local Government practice and in that time they have risen to become one of the clear market leaders in this sector. This has included working on a range of groundbreaking and innovative projects involving clients across the public, private and third sectors in the delivery of public services. This has been recognised externally with the team highly ranked in legal directories.

Commenting on her election, Bethan said:

“I am very excited to be elected to this new role at a vibrant time for the firm. Our strategy as The Public Services Law Firm has resonated with our clients and enhanced our reputation at a time when the shape and delivery of public services is going through significant change.  I look forward to the challenge of helping the firm continue to provide a responsive, cost effective and expert services to our clients.”