Work With Us

Our success is dependent on employing people of excellence, quality and character - like you?

Thank you for your interest in careers at Horsey Lightly. We are always looking for new talent to join us. Whether you are legally qualified or looking for a role in one of our support teams, please check here for information on current vacancies and how to apply for work experience.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

Horsey Lightly is an equal opportunities employer and it is our policy to ensure that employees and applicants are judged on their merits and capabilities regardless of their sex, race, marital status, disability, age, hours of work or other discriminatory factors. 


CURRENT VACANCIES

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SPECIALIST

Newbury, Berkshire

Competitive Salary

Permanent, full-time

We are looking for an experienced residential conveyancing solicitor or similarly qualified Licensed Conveyancer / Legal Executive to join our thriving Property team which comprises 13 members, including partners, solicitors and support staff.

You will have a caseload to work with straightaway and must be able to forge strong working relationships with new and existing clients and estate agents and play an active role in the further growth and development of the department and firm as a whole.

As a residential property specialist in this team you will be required to handle the buying and selling of freehold and leasehold properties, lease extensions, transfer of equity and all legal aspects of the conveyancing process from the outset through to completion. You will be required to provide quotes for clients and be able to deal with ad hoc enquiries. You must be able to prepare documents such as transfers, deeds and standard completion documentation, SDLT returns and applications for registration and post-completion formalities. It is preferred that you are familiar with current anti-money laundering and data protection requirements (although in-house training will be provided).

To be considered for this FULL-TIME position you will have 3+ years PQE in residential property, a strong academic profile and good commercial awareness.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly and experienced team in a well-established CQS, WIQS and Lexcel accredited firm in the Thames Valley region with excellent opportunities for career progression.

A job description is available upon request.

  Benefits:

  • Free parking
  • Flexible working policy

        Job Type:

  • Full-time

Applicants are requested to send their C.V. and covering letter to:

David Stewart, Practice Manager, Horsey Lightly Solicitors, 2 West Mills, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5HG

Or by email to: dstewart@horseylightly.com

      

PRIVATE CLIENT HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

Newbury, Berkshire

Competitive Salary

Permanent, full-time

 A Head of Private Client vacancy has arisen for a Solicitor or experienced chartered Legal Executive. 

 As Head of Private Client you will be responsible for facilitating further growth and developing the team. The position is designed to provide leadership to a team of fee earners and support staff. You will manage your own caseload and be experienced dealing with a range of Private Client matters including mid to high net worth Wills and Will drafting, Estate Administration, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Court of Protection matters, Living Wills and Inheritance Tax Planning.

 Ideally you will have some managerial experience but we will also welcome applications from candidates with the appropriate PQE.

Based in Newbury, we are a friendly but driven firm, with a clear and progressive strategy.

 A job description is available upon request.

  Benefits:

  • Free parking
  • Flexible working policy

        Job Type:

  • Full-time

 Applicants are requested to send their curriculum vitae with a covering letter to:

 David Stewart – Practice Manager, Horsey Lightly Solicitors, 2 West Mills, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5HG

 Or by email at: dstewart@horseylightly.com


SENIOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION SOLICITOR

Newbury, Berkshire

Competitive Salary

Permanent, full-time 

Due to the firms succession planning, we are seeking an experienced Dispute Resolution Solicitor (5+PQE) to join the team in our highly regarded and modern Dispute Resolution department. 

The department primarily deals with:

  • property litigation
  • landlord and tenant
  • commercial litigation
  • employment disputes with restraint of trade and confidentiality
  • building and construction disputes
  • inheritance issues, and contested probate and wills
  • breach of contract, negligence claims and intellectual property disputes.
  • representing insolvency practitioners across the UK

The successful dispute resolution solicitor will join a team of one senior partner and one soon to be qualified Legal Executive. The candidate will also have experience handling Professional Indemnity Insurance claims and notifications and ideally will have been the Money Laundering Reporting Officer in previous employment. The successful candidate will also be expected to work with the Regulatory Standards Manager and Practice Manager handling anti-money laundering, GDPR and complaints queries raised internally and received externally.

The work will include drafting court documents, such as: pleadings, witness statements, statements of costs, cost schedules and orders; property notices under sections 25-27 and 40 LTA 1954, section 146 notices, section 8 notices, section 21 notices, and TIWGA notice, and concise letters/emails of advice and correspondence to opponents and third parties.

Ideally, as a dispute resolution solicitor, you will have experience of contested and uncontested business lease renewals under the LTA 1954, Dilapidations claims, Possession claims, Service charge claims, Easement and restrictive covenant disputes, Proprietary estoppel claims, Injunctions, Party Wall Act disputes and Enfranchisement, have an understanding of risk and best practice, and a commitment to a collaborative approach to problem-solving.

A substantial part of this role will be to proactively engage in Business Development and Marketing. There will be a significant opportunity to generate further work and network across the Thames Valley working in a supportive environment.

A job description is available upon request.

  Benefits:

  • Free parking
  • Flexible working policy

        Job Type:

  • Full-time

 Applicants are requested to send their curriculum vitae with a covering letter to:

 David Stewart – Practice Manager, Horsey Lightly Solicitors, 2 West Mills, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5HG

 Or by email at: dstewart@horseylightly.com

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Applicants of the age 18 and above are requested to send their dates and curriculum vitae with a covering letter to:

David Stewart - Practice Manager, Horsey Lightly Solicitors, 2 West Mills, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5HG

Or by email at: dstewart@horseylightly.com


The Work With Us Team

David Stewart
David Stewart

Practice Manager

Claire Dyson
Claire Dyson

Regulatory Standards Manager