We recognise that we have a commitment to minimise the impact that business has on the environment.

This commitment involves our understanding of the responsibility for the resources we use and the waste we produce. Wherever possible we incorporate energy efficiency and recycling practices across our business.

At Battens, we encourage and support members of the practice who wish to volunteer their services to the community or to good causes in the South West including the Battens Charitable Trust.

Since 1985, Battens Charitable Trust has donated £500,000 and counting. Beneficiaries have been as diverse as local schools, youth organisations, hospitals and hospices, local foodbanks, wildlife organisations, disability groups and the arts.

The team at Battens Solicitors also understands access to education in a rural environment can be more difficult. This is why we currently have 7 trainee solicitors with another 6 who on the Solicitor Apprenticeship programme. An essential part of being accepted onto one of the programmes is to have a connection to the local area.

We are also proud to be one of the few law firms that haven’t cut their legal aid support. Our Family Department tends to see some of the most hard-hitting files that occur within the area, and during 2023 we evidenced approximately 280 legal aid files with approximately 170 non legal files opened in the same department.

Due to these continued efforts, our business has been recognised and awarded a Somerset Business Award for the Investing in Somerset category. Read more about this award here.

Group photo of Battens Solicitors winning a Somerset Business Award

We will continue to support good works like this and we very much hope that they will help some of the most vulnerable in our region to thrive, especially when times are tough and resources are scarce.

Meet our leadership team

Battens is very proud of its heritage which stretches back for more than 300 years, but with a new management team in place the company now has the future firmly in mind, with plans for sustainable growth and expansion.

Battens wellbeing

Good mental health is vitally important to everyone at Battens which is why we have launched several initiatives to fully support our staff.