Our Community

 Battens has been at the centre of Dorset and Somerset life for more than 300 years. With offices in Yeovil, Sherborne, Dorchester, Castle Cary and Wareham, as well as in central Bath and London’s West End, we are one of the largest law firms in the area.  

We are a focused, dynamic and fast-growing firm, embracing new ideas and creative thinking. We aim to deliver fresh solutions to every client. We have won Best Professional Services award for the region for 3 years running, as well as the award for Long Standing Business in the Community.

Work Life Balance

The average commute time to work in the South West is 23 minutes. Compared to London that is a saving of 130 hours of travelling a year.  

With all this extra time on your hands you may find that that there really is life outside the office. We actively encourage our staff to be part of our community through sports, clubs, community projects and charity events. Our team links include school and college governors, rugby coaches, netball players, cricketers, sailors, cyclists, windsurfers, kite surfers, skittlers, golfers, art experts, equestrian eventers and charity runners.  

Our community ethos is supported by the Battens Charitable Trust. It was set up in 2005 to enable grants to be made to registered charities and for charitable purposes in Somerset and Dorset and adjoining counties.  

There is so much more to life than sitting on a train or in traffic. Come and see for yourself.

Our part of the world

Somerset and Dorset bring together a mix of beautiful English countryside and picturesque coastline, along with thriving industry and budding entrepreneurs.  

Whether you are looking for family days out or a great night out, Somerset and Dorset offer relaxation and adventure, and there is something here for everyone.  

The area is home to the world famous Glastonbury Festival, The Royal Bath & West Agricultural Show and the Weymouth Sailing Regatta Weymouth was also the host of the 2012 Olympic sailing events.

Education in the area

If you are looking at relocating with your family, there are many public and state schools across Somerset and Dorset, providing education from pre-school through to ‘A' levels. Millfield School, Sherborne Boys’ and Girls’ Schools, Wellington School, Taunton School, Kings & Queens in Taunton, and Leweston School have reputations amongst the leading fee paying schools in the country, and there are a strong selection of state colleges and schools right across the region.

Travel Links

Wherever you settle in these two counties you will always be close to convenient travel links to London, Bath, Bristol, Bournemouth and Exeter.  

Bristol, Exeter and Bournemouth airports serve a remarkable number of both domestic and international destinations and have the convenience you find in smaller airports.

Further Information

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 recruitment@battens.co.uk