Hatch Brenner is a long-established and independent solicitor practice in the heart of Norwich. You can rely on us to be:
Friendly and personable
Our lawyers are what set us apart, always showing great care, efficiency and commitment to achieving the best results for our clients. We pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable. When you come to us, you can be assured we will sensitively listen to your personal needs.
Transparent about pricing
We understand the cost of seeking legal advice can seem prohibitive. At the start of every matter, we will discuss with you the likely costs as well as the method and time of payment to ensure that you are clear about this before we undertake any work.
Straightforward with our advice
Legal issues can be complex and daunting to navigate, so we will always deliver advice you can trust in the clearest and most straightforward way.
Invested in our community
We take our corporate social responsibility seriously, supporting local charities where there is a connection with our legal services.
Through fundraising, sponsorship, promotion, legal advice and joint activity planning, we are working alongside charities helping those with acquired brain injuries, disadvantaged young people, and the bereaved. We offer our expertise in family, brain injury and private client law, as well as the time and energy of our Theatre Street workforce.
Our long-term focused charity partners are:
- Headway Norfolk and Waveney
- Cruse Bereavement Care Norwich and Central Norfolk
- MAP - the Mancroft Advice Project
We have limited, two day placements available for work experience. Those aged 15 and above who are interested in pursuing a career in law should contact Amy Beck at email@example.com in the first instance. All successful applicants will be asked to come into our Theatre Street Norwich office for an interview before a place can be confirmed. Please note, our placement opportunities for July 2018 are now full.
We also offer limited tailored placements to undergraduate students working towards their law degree. Please contact Amy as listed and we would be happy to explore placement availability relevant to your chosen specialisms.
|1893||When Law Society records show that Frederick George Hatch first begins practising law in Norwich|
|1905||Records show Frederick being based at 4 Theatre Street in Norwich since this date|
|1919||Percy Hatch joins Frederick and the firm becomes known as Hatch & Hatch|
|1946||Norman Frank Proctor Hatch joins the practice, becoming a Partner in 1948|
|1966||Current office building is constructed at 4 Theatre Street|
|1987||Norman Frank Proctor Hatch retires after almost 40 years as a principal|
|1992||Firm completes a bespoke merger with Crotch, Brenner & Dunkley ("CBD"), a local firm first established in 1867, whose eminent partners included Victor N Brenner. From this date, we become known as Hatch Brenner, with nine partners including our current Managing Partner Dawn Parkes.|
‘A very friendly professional attitude, and help has been available on each occasion the need for a solicitor has been required.’
‘My solicitor was so helpful from the very first appointment. I was so pleased, my solicitor was reassuring, diligent and persistent throughout the case. Constantly making me aware of the state of play with my solicitor concluding with winning my case and I could not thank her enough.’
100% of clients completing our feedback questionnaire said they would use Hatch Brenner again.
‘I have used Hatch Brenner in the last three times that I have required a solicitor. I have used your services for unfair dismissal, an insurance claim after a cycling accident, and the most recent in divorce and remortgaging my home. In all cases I have felt comfortable that everything has been taken care of efficiently. Thank you.’
‘I am extremely happy with the prompt professional service and clear expectations and advice received.’