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Is joining HCR the smart move for you?

HCR suits people who love a challenge and want to work in an environment where careers thrive on the back of hard work and personal merit. Our people enjoy feeling part of something bigger than themselves, and whilst our clients drive our development, it is our people who bring their energy, enthusiasm, and entrepreneurial mindsets together to solve problems and help our clients succeed.


Will you love your HCR experience?

Our people tell us they enjoy working on good quality, interesting matters from a wide variety of our clients, because it provides the experience they want to develop their careers. We will give you responsibility early, the mandate to make things happen and we’ll back your good ideas. Our “Passion for People” lives and breathes every day throughout the firm as our peoples’ energy and sense of fun create a warm environment in which to thrive.

What career progression will HCR offer you?

HCR’s growth constantly creates opportunities for people who want to go places and make a difference, your career plan can become part of our growth plan.

At HCR you can expect to work with friendly, energetic, ambitious people, who love getting stuck in to a client problem, and enjoy celebrating a good outcome. Our people value the sense of community provided by the individual personality of each office and the collegiate approach across all our service and sector teams.

Inger Anson, Partner, Head of Cambridge Office

Will the reality live up to your expectations?

We want you to judge us by our actions, rather than our words, but in the meantime take a moment to read what some of our recent joiners think. Have a look at the videos on our YouTube channel and you’ll see that most commonly, when people join HCR, they observe just how genuinely friendly and transparent we are.

Quotes from recent joiners:

Trainee: “I’m most struck by how genuine everything is at HCR – they do invest in their trainees and are really friendly, open and willing to answer my questions – it is a warm atmosphere.”

Associate: “I was concerned about whether I would fit into a large firm. I do. Everyone is approachable and I have been made to feel valued.”

Senior Associate: “Even though I joined during the first lockdown my colleagues ensured we met regularly over Zoom. I felt welcomed, connected and supported despite difficult circumstances.”

Partner: “The work is more complex and interesting than I expected from a regional firm and if you have a good idea you will be backed.”

Head of team: “People take the time to listen and meet you in person, they want to problem solve and improve things when needed, plus they are really energetic.”

What will your team be like?

Our teams have as much personality as our lawyers – this is what we show our clients:


But this is what we show our trainees:  

Use this form if you like what you see, and you want to get in touch about working at HCR. If you're ready to apply for a specific vacancy that you've seen, you can use the CV upload and cover letter form at the bottom of this page.

What are you interested in?

What does HCR believe, achieve and stand for?

Our passion for people is at the heart of everything we do. It’s the engine that keeps us ticking and inspires us to do our best as we work to improve legal services for everyone, forever. We’re not satisfied unless we’re making a real difference to people’s lives, and we’ll keep working hard on your legal issues to ensure we achieve the best outcome possible for you, your business, and our communities.

As a Times Best Law firm, among the Top 70 UK law firms, we provide the full range of services that you would expect to organisations, business leaders and individuals. However, in our mission to give everyone the opportunity to access a different legal services experience, we take an entrepreneurial approach. We’re flexible and responsive to the needs of our clients and focused on delivering the best outcomes for them. Clients value our honesty and our friendliness. We understand that we’re a key part of our clients’ lives whether personally or for business, so we truly partner our clients, and demonstrate our genuine commitment to them and what they’re trying to achieve, in all that we do. We are pragmatic and don’t ‘sit on the fence’ – clients have confidence in our advice because of our demonstrable experience and the relationships we build with them.

From roots dating back to the 1700s we’ve grown rapidly over recent years, in response to client demand. With eleven offices in England and Wales our well-established presence stretches from west to east, ensuring clients can access a full-service legal offering no matter where they’re located. We’ve expanded significantly in Birmingham, Cardiff and the Thames Valley, and our merger with Hewitsons has led to the addition of two new office locations (Northampton and Milton Keynes), and even further growth in London and Cambridge. With solid connections in the communities we work in, and a track record of delivering legal advice to businesses and individuals throughout the areas we base ourselves in, our clients continue to value our approach to providing legal advice, in the way they need, when they need it.

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