Property Law Department
Specialist in residential property, leasehold and land purchases
- Residential sales and purchases
- Re-mortgages and transfers of equity
- Leasehold property
- New build plot development
The experienced paralegal both clients and solicitors want to work with.
Louise manages her own case load, while assisting Simon Barrett, the Head of Property Law, with higher value and more complex residential matters.
During the 20 years she has worked within the Property Law Department, Louise has acquired a sound knowledge of all aspects of residential conveyancing, re-mortgages and transfers of equity, and has built up a large client base, particularly in London, many of whom regularly turn to Louise for assistance with leasehold properties and investment portfolios. She also works closely with property developers selling new plots, which involves the drafting of new leases and transfers of part.
Louise’s deep understanding of the complexities of conveyancing, attention to detail, love of problem solving and proactive approach, particularly when working closely with clients, have made her a much sought-after paralegal.
A long-standing member of the team, Louise has been a paralegal within the Property Law Department since joining Horsey Lightly in 1999. Prior to joining us, Louise completed a Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies.
Some of Louise’s work highlights
- Successfully negotiating a plot development with a management company, that entailed converting a hotel into three freehold houses with additional new build plots in a gated development.
- Assisting in the purchase of two unregistered titles on Crown land, negotiating lack of rights and title.
- Advising clients on a leasehold rent issue with escalating ground rents, which became a hot subject in the press.
- Acting in connection with transfers of equity following a grant of probate, deed of gift between a spouse for tax purposes and selling the shares between siblings.
Life beyond the office
A busy lady, Louise loves walking with her dogs and, when opportunity arises, exploring mountain scenery, either on skis or on foot. When she finally comes back indoors, she’s often with friends and family enjoying a glass of wine or a mug of something warming. Louise has a Diploma in pyrotechnics, which she puts to good use entertaining crowds with fireworks in November.