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OPENINGS FOR CONSULTANTS

We are so happy that you are interested in joining Hatchling as a consultant. We're always looking to add experienced individuals interested in working with Emerging Companies and Investors to our network of lawyers. All our positions are for remote independent contractors. We staff and pay each of our lawyers on an hourly basis. Unfortunately, we are unable to do informational calls due to volume. We’ve done our best to provide information to common questions below.

WHAT IS HATCHLING?

Hatchling is a virtual firm focused on providing a full service to emerging companies and investors. We're trying to reshape how we practice law by utilising the latest technology so you can maintain the autonomy you’ve always wanted. We believe what especially distinguishes us is - our focus (on working with emerging companies and investors), our size (large enough to provide a full service but small enough to be personalised), and our culture (always supportive)

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We're very selective about who we take on to ensure we can deliver exceptional service to our clients. The following are particularly important: (i) excellent credentials from a top university / law school; (ii) 5+ years of full-time legal experience at a full-service firm, or equivalent experience at a boutique firm, government position, etc.; (iii) being qualified to practice in either the U.S. (CA or NY Bar Admitted Preferred) or U.K.;  (iv) a strong interest/ previous experience working with startups, emerging companies, and/or investors; and (v) being a good 'fit' for Hatchling by contributing to our supportive culture.

WHAT IS A TYPICAL PROJECT?

There is no "typical" project. However, some examples include representing a company in an equity financing, establishing a stock option plan, registering trademarks, drafting commercial agreements, and assisting with a merger.  As with all projects and secondments, its 100% your choice as to whether you feel you have the time, experience, and comfort to take it on.

WHAT RATE WILL I RECEIVE?

We transparent with both clients and contractors, including in respect of our rates. Our US and UK qualified independent contractors are customarily paid $150 per hour and £100 per hour, respectively.

CAN I WORK FOR OTHER COMPANIES/FIRMS/SOMEWHERE ELSE IF I’M WORKING WITH HATCHLING?

Absolutely. All lawyers engaged by Hatchling on a consultancy basis are independent businesses that make their own career and professional decisions.

CAN I INTRODUCE CLIENTS TO HATCHLING?  HOW WILL I BE REWARDED FOR INTRODUCING CLIENTS?

We love referrals and try to appropriately incentivise our Hatchling lawyers (consultant or employee) who bring work to us. Hatchling lawyers who introduce and own clients typically receive (i) 75% of the fees collected from those clients attributable to their own time, and (ii) a generous percentage of the fees of Hatchling colleagues who help service those clients – an arrangement that continues for the 'life' of the client.

IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PLACEMENTS AT EMERGING COMPANIES, VC FUNDS, OR CVC UNITS?

Yes. One of the services we offer our clients is the opportunity to bring on a Hatchling lawyer for a fixed term.  For Hatchling lawyers, this can be an exciting chance to work more closely with interesting clients, have the security of a regular salary for a fixed period, and sometimes to explore whether a permanent position could be of interest to both parties.  If this is of interest, please let us know and we can be sure to keep you in mind when such opportunities arise.

HOW MANY HOURS CAN I EXPECT?

There is no answer to this question. Everyone is different. It depends on the projects that come through, your background, your availability, and many other factors that depend primarily on each individual. There is no “typical” experience. Some lawyers may work 50 hours per month, while others may work 10 hours per year.

HOW DO I JOIN?

Please send your resume to contact@hatchlinglaw.com, and someone will be in touch with next steps depending on your background and our current needs. Unfortunately, we cannot do informational phone calls at this time.

GET IN TOUCH

Hatchling Law Ltd (13618806) is a company registered

in England & Wales.
Our registered address is 28 Elfort Road, London, N5 1AZ

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