Battens would not be able to deliver an exceptional service to clients without our talented and hard working staff. We recognise the hugely important role they play in the ongoing success and development of our business.

Battens has a 300-year history, but it is a forward- thinking firm.

Our workplace is:

  • stimulating
  • inclusive
  • collaborative
  • empowering

Staff are truly valued at Battens which means they stay with us long-term and build their futures here.

Why do they stay?

  • the right work life balance
  • flexible and hybrid working, whether it is from home or from one of our seven offices in South Somerset, Dorset, and Bath.
  • excellent training
  • an excellent benefits package
  • we actively support staff wellbeing, including through mental health training
  • we promote a sense of team spirit and social responsibility through the Battens Charitable Trust. Our staff are regularly involved in fundraising for the Trust which has donated large sums to local charities since 1985.
  • Our staff appreciate the fact that they live and work in vibrant communities, with great schools surrounded by some of the South West’s most beautiful countryside and coastline.

One team

There are 150 of us working at Battens, from solicitors to paralegals, legal executives to apprentices. Some of our apprentices have gone on to take leading roles in marketing, finance and as fee earners.

Many of the directors of the Battens management board started their legal training with the company.

We love to see our colleagues thrive and excel at what they do. But above all we are one team with an ambitious mindset.

Battens is a growing business with plans for expansion. We encourage staff to develop new business ideas, to network and to cultivate their ambition. We innovate, empower and nurture talent to ensure our staff reach their full potential.

If you would like to find out more about Battens, please get in touch for an informal chat. You can call us on 01935 846000 or e-mail

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