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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.


Commercial Property Solicitor – full time – Welsh Bridge Shrewsbury

We are currently seeking a Solicitor with 1-3 years PQE to expand our busy Commercial Property Team.  This is a varied and interesting role and an excellent opportunity to join a well-established team where you will advise a wide range of clients and manage a caseload with minimum supervision.

You will have sound knowledge of all areas of Commercial Property work including leasehold and freehold acquisitions; commercial leases, agreements, disposals and redevelopments; Commercial Property development work; financial property matters.

Residential Property  – Solicitor/Licensed Conveyancer or Chartered Legal Executive – full time – Whitchurch office

We are seeking a self-motivated individual for our busy office in Whitchurch to join our busy and thriving Residential Property Team.

You will have at least 1 year’s fee earning experience in either a residential or commercial property role and will be confident in seeing matters through from initial instruction to post completion.

You will be required to support others with existing matters, as well as being proactive in developing your own case load.

Residential Property Paralegal – full time – Whitchurch office

We are seeking a self-motivated individual for our busy office in Whitchurch to support our Residential Property Team, with a particular focus on new build homes.

As a Paralegal you will provide an important link between the client and the firm, having responsibility for all aspects of file management.  With supervision, you will be expected to assist and support the fee earners with a wide range of property matters and client liaison.

Experience of dealing with property matters and conveyancing process would be an advantage but is not essential.


All roles require someone self-motivated with excellent communication skills. You will also have sound IT skills, in particular Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.  Experience of using a legal Case Management system would be an advantage but is not essential.

What we can offer:

  • A supportive and engaging environment, working within an established team with experienced colleagues
  • Excellent opportunities for learning and development
  • Modern, open plan office environment
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Pension scheme
  • Immediate membership of Employee discount scheme that includes retail, eating out, entertainment and travel
  • Digital dictation and voice recognition software

To apply for any of these roles, please complete the Application Form below, as well as the Equal Opportunities form, and forward to

No agencies please.

Application form

Equal Opportunities form

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Work Experience and training contracts

Unfortunately we are no longer taking applications for work experience or training contracts during 2022.

Please note that we are unable to accept work experience applicants under the age of 18 years.

Equal Opportunities

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