Career Opportunities at Hatchers

Hatchers is one of Shropshire’s fastest-growing and most dynamic legal firms, with a broad practice serving both private clients and businesses. Our success is built on our expertise and excellent client care.

We aim to recruit the very best people for the right jobs, who will help the continued development of the practice. We value our staff, and offer them every opportunity to fulfil their potential through structured career paths and established appraisal frameworks. Continuous development of skills and performance is positively encouraged. We will ensure that you have the relevant training and support to achieve the best results for our clients, the firm and yourself. We are accredited Investors in People and are an Equal Opportunities employer.


Hatchers are always pleased to hear from experienced people wishing to join our firm. Specific opportunities will appear in the press and on this site from time to time. For current vacancies see below.

Corporate and Employment Paralegal - (12 months fixed term – leading to Training Contract)

    Welsh Bridge Office, Shrewsbury

    We are seeking an enthusiastic and driven graduate to join our busy Corporate and Employment Team to provide Paralegal support leading to a Training Contract to commence in the autumn of 2019.

    The role

    This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established and busy team to gain experience and exposure to a wide range of business sectors and commercial clients within a supportive and engaging environment.

    Typical duties will include:

    • Transactional support with a wide range of matters varying in complexity and scale;
    • Administration support such as file opening, billing, archiving and scanning;
    • Liaising with clients and taking initial instructions;
    • Taking an active role in marketing and networking initiatives.

    Subject to satisfactory completion of the initial 12 month Paralegal position, it is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin the formal part of their training with the opportunity to complete seats in areas of law such as Commercial Property and Dispute Resolution.

    Upon qualification, there will be an opportunity to join the Corporate and Employment Team and therefore a genuine interest and passion for this area of law is essential.

    The Candidate

    The successful candidate must have:

    • Degree with a minimum of 2:1
    • Successfully completed the LPC (in addition to GDL/conversion course if relevant)
    • Strong links and/or commitment to Shropshire.

    We are also looking for a candidate who can demonstrate that they are:

    • Dynamic, enthusiastic and self-motivated;
    • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail;
    • Able to prioritise tasks under pressure and to strict deadlines;
    • Commercially aware;
    • Committed to providing a high level of client care.


    • Joining a supportive and well established team with many year’s Commercial experience;
    • Excellent opportunities for training and development;
    • Salary commensurate with experience;
    • Modern town centre offices and allocated car park space.

    Closing date for applications: 17th August 2018

    Apprentice Receptionist/Administration Support – Full Time (Working towards NVQ Level 2) 12 month fixed term contract

      Whitchurch Office

      We are looking for a well presented and self motivated individual to fulfil this varied and interesting role.

      As Receptionist/Administration Support you will be based front of house, answering calls and meeting and greeting clients as well as providing secretarial and administrative support.

      You will be enthusiastic with a flexible and helpful attitude and excellent communication skills. Previous administration or secretarial experience would be beneficial but is not essential as training will be provided.   You will also be experienced in dealing with members of the public and providing high standards of customer service.  Previous experience using Microsoft Office would be an advantage.

      Closing date  for applications: 7th September 2018

      How to apply

        If you would like to apply to any of the positions advertised, please download the forms below and send them completed to Emma Jones, either by post or email.

        Please also download and read our updated Candidate Privacy Notice below.  You will be required to sign to confirm that you have done so when completing your application form.

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        Emma Jones
        Practice Manager
        Hatchers Solicitors LLP
        Welsh Bridge
        1 Frankwell
        SY3 8JY

        Work Experience

        Unfortunately we are no longer taking applications for work experience or training contracts during 2018.

        Equal Opportunities

        Hatchers are committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality and diversity at all times.

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