Senior Associate – Property – HNW – Lymington

  • Location: Lymington
  • Permanent

About the role

Who we are

Moore Barlow is an industry celebrated law firm committed to delivering the highest standard of legal advice for our clients. We are a progressive, people-orientated law firm that look at the bigger picture and understand the immediate need is part of a complex whole. With over 450 dedicated professionals, including 70 partners and 272 lawyers, we strive to bring original solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges, transforming unique circumstances into opportunity.

We are proud of our rich and evolving history. For over 200 years we have built up an incredible knowledge base with the focus to ‘Make life better’ for our people, our clients and our communities. We work to continuously nurture our relationships, provide a listening ear, and develop a supportive and transparent network to deliver value for our clients in times of uncertainty and unprecedented change.

A true partner, we focus on delivering exceptional services for three specific groups of people: Individuals and Families, Entrepreneurial Businesses & Organisations, and Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. We offer a carefully considered and personalised approach to each client, working together to navigate through the unknown and find the best way through to a better future.

We’ve also won awards! Named as one of the top 200 law firms in the UK in The Times Best Law Firms 2022 list, we have also been widely recognised in Legal 500 UK 2021, the UKs leading guide to law firms, as 10 of our practise areas have been ranked Top Tier.

Working at Moore Barlow

Working at Moore Barlow means joining a diverse team of professionals dedicated to providing exceptional service for our clients. We understand that in order to best serve our clients, we must attract, retain and develop the best talent.

We believe investing in our people and the value they bring, is an investment in our clients and the value we deliver. Our culture is open, diverse and inclusive; it’s an environment of belonging, where people can thrive and be the best version of themselves. We strive to nurture our people and offer enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable careers. This includes providing the best training, great pay and rewards, and more control over work life balance.

We are inspired by people who want to make a meaningful difference. As an employee, it’s important to understand the strategic direction of the firm, and your role in helping to achieve it. We encourage our people to be open about their ideas and views and to tell us what they think. Everyone at Moore Barlow has a part to play in our success.

We offer a “hybrid” way of working and will consult with you so that it’s a balance between personal and business needs and we also offer great benefits including Private Medical Insurance, Income Protection, Life Assurance and Pension.

Key tasks will include:

Your Role at Moore Barlow

What type of work will you be doing?

We are trusted advisers for all property and conveyancing matters including complex and high value residential transactions, leasehold property issues, lease extensions, commercial property transactions and financing.

Clients include property developers, landlords and private individuals looking for legal expertise in the management of their property transactions and portfolios. A high number of these clients are High Net Worth individuals with some billionaire clients.

Mike Wilson is the team leader for our Rural, Town & Country teams in Lymington, Mentor, Professional Deputy and overall Head of the Lymington office and you will be working with him and his established client base.

What we look for:

We are seeking a highly experienced fee earner wanting to develop their career to Partnership level in helping to manage and build the property team that is based in Lymington, as well as act for high net worth clients across South East England and beyond in dealing not only with residential, but a wide range of property work.

You will need to be technically strong in this area of law and have an excellent record of client service delivery and financial performance. You will also need to be enthusiastic and driven about working in this area of law, fully committed to the needs of the client and ensure strong business development.

If you have an existing loyal client following then that’s great, but it’s not essential. This really is about an opportunity for the right person with the passion needed to thrive in this lucrative and key service offering at Moore Barlow. The right person will see their career soar to Partnership level in this role as effectively number 2 to Mike Wilson and be responsible for their own portfolio of existing clients, whilst being part of the exciting journey of building out this service offering as we continue to lead the market in this space.

You will have gained experience at a leading regional or London firm and be ready for the next step in your career. You will be working within a large, dynamic and collaborative team in a fun and supportive environment.

How to apply

Interested in a career at Moore Barlow? Please send your CV and cover letter to the Human Resources team at

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