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 positions vacant, training contracts 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:

Commercial Property Solicitor

Newbury, Berkshire

Competitive Salary

Permanent, full-time

We are looking for an experienced Commercial Property solicitor to join our thriving commercial property team which comprises of eight people to include partners, solicitors and support staff.

You will have an existing caseload to maintain from day 1 but you will also need to be able to generate new business, gaining strong working relationships with clients and play an active role in the further growth and development of the department and firm as a whole.

As a commercial property solicitor in this team you will work on a range of transactions for a diverse client base to include but not limited to; acquisitions and disposals, portfolio management, landlord and tenant, lease and lease renewals, agricultural land and buildings along with property development work.

To be considered you will have 8+ years PQE and commercial property experience, 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.

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


Commercial Property Legal Secretary

Newbury, Berkshire

Salary DOE

Permanent, full-time.

 We are looking to recruit an experienced Commercial Property Legal Secretary. The role is offered on a permanent full time basis and has arisen due to an increase in workload of our highly regarded commercial property team.

The successful candidate will provide secretarial and administrative support to 3 fee earners within a busy Property team. You will be familiar with current Anti-Money Laundering regulations and risk and compliance procedures within a legal practice.

The role will involve working with large documents (including formatting), assisting with billing and dealing with clients.

Candidates must possess previous relevant legal experience (preferably within a Commercial Property department), accurate typing skills and the ability to use a digital dictation system.

Legal Secretary - The Role:

  • Audio typing via digital dictation system of letters, correspondence, leases, land registry transfers, contracts, licenses, tenancies and attendance notes.
  • Copy typing drafts to finished items.
  • Preparing official forms for searches and applications to the Land Registry.
  • Carrying out on-line pre-contract searches
  • Scheduling deeds and requesting receipt upon dispatch
  • Answering external calls to fee earners and assisting with client enquiries if possible.
  • Sorting incoming post, processing incoming cheques and acknowledgments.
  • Maintaining diary and brought forward system to ensure clients / matters are reviewed and to act as a reminder to the Solicitors.
  • Photocopying, faxing and scanning documents as and when required.
  • Maintaining diary and arranging appointments, meetings and lunches as required.
  • Preparing draft bills, including disbursements from billing guides. Preparing relevant forms for accounts including payment requests etc.
  • Administering both manual and electronic filing daily.
  • File closures.
  • Any other duties required to ensure the smooth running of the Team.

Legal Secretary - The Candidate:

·        Excellent communication skills

·        Strong attention to detail

·        Skilled audio and copy typist

·        Ability to use own initiative and work within tight deadline

 To apply for this vacancy or to discuss the role in more detail, please email your CV and covering letter to:

 Mr David Stewart, Practice Manager dstewart@horseylightly.com


Private Client Head of Department

Newbury, Berkshire

Salary DOE

Permanent, full-time

 A Head of Private Client vacancy has arisen for a Solicitor or 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.

 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


TRAINING CONTRACTS

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

Jeremy Fitzgibbon - Managing Partner, Horsey Lightly Solicitors, 2 West Mills, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5HG

Or by email at: jfitzgibbon@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