Trainees qualify at leading Shropshire law firm

Hatchers Solicitors LLP announced this month that two trainees have qualified following completion of their training contracts with the firm. Jack Latham and Emily Cross joined in 2015 and qualify as Solicitors within the business & employment law and residential property teams respectively.


Jack graduated from the University of Warwick in 2010 with a BA in Law and Sociology and completed his Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School. His background is in the public sector, having worked in the NHS and Birmingham City Council.

During his training contract, Jack supported the business and employment, commercial property and dispute resolution teams. He now specialises in business and employment law, providing advice to businesses of all sizes to allow them to run more effectively.

Jack is a keen networker and presenter and often attends Shropshire Chamber and BID events. In his spare time he is a talented artist and has set a personal challenge to sell enough artwork to raise £365 this calendar year in aid of Doctors without Borders.

Emily studied at Keele University and graduated with an LLB in Law. She completed her Legal Practice Course at Chester College of Law and later worked as a legal executive in residential property for a Chester-based law firm.

Emily’s training seats at Hatchers included residential property, commercial property, family and dispute resolution. She will now spend three months supporting the wills and probate department before moving back to the Whitchurch office to specialise as a residential property Solicitor.

Emily is a skilled musician who plays double bass as well as classical and Irish flute. She enjoys bluegrass and folk music and earlier this year organised the inaugural Crossover music festival held in Congleton.

Nigel Harrison, Partner, commented:

“Emily and Jack have shown professionalism and aptitude throughout their training. Many congratulations to both as they qualify and now specialise in their chosen fields.”