Professor Bevan has an established reputation in his published research work, notably in the area of Family Law, and Child Law in particular.
He served from 1943 to 1946 in the Army in North Africa and East Africa, then went on to graduate in Law at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1949. His career as an academic lawyer began at the University of Hull in 1950, where he had a critical role in the emergence and subsequent development of the Law School.
Professor Bevan has published widely, has held a professorship for over two decades, and was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1959 and his many years of service as a Justice of the Peace in Hull was a reflection of his wide interest in the practice of law generally. From 1967-71, he was Chair of the Hull Bench of Magistrates.
After his retirement from Hull, Professor Bevan was elected to an Honorary Fellowship at Wolfson College, Cambridge and to this day he continues to instruct students in Family Law.