Hayley-Jo Lockley

Consultant Solicitor


Having spent over 13 years in the legal sector, Hayley-Jo has developed a range of experience in commercial and civil litigation matters developing a specialism in wills, trust and estate disputes and Trust of land disputes (TLATA).

Hayley-Jo initially qualified as a Barrister being called to the bar in 2009; she then started her career in litigation gaining extensive experience in commercial disputes and retrained as a solicitor in qualifying in 2015. She has a vast range of experience in commercial and civil litigation.

Hayley-Jo developed a particular specialism in contentious probate disputes and property disputes between unmarried couples (TLATA] and has developed extensive experience in these areas over the past 8 years.

Hayley-Jo has worked as a tutor for BPP University Ltd teaching aspiring solicitors and barristers on their postgraduate course as well as legal apprentices. Most recently Hayley-Jo worked for a large National firm as a Senior Associate solicitor in their contentious trust and probate team.

Hayley-jo is an approachable and understanding litigator, ensuring that the importance of her clients needs are at the forefront, aiming to reach a swift and desirable resolution that is in her clients best interests. Hayley-jo is experienced in strategising claims based upon the merits, legal costs and clients goals in trying to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients and is experienced in alternative dispute resolution. Where it is not possible to reach settlement she is experienced is pursuing matters to Court where necessary.

Outside of work Hayley-Jo enjoys walking her dogs and visiting new places to walk and hike. She keeps fit by attending outdoor fitness sessions and coaches yoga and fitness sessions herself. She regularly takes part in outdoor activities and events such as mud runs and surfing. Hayley-Jo also enjoys completing challenges for charity including hiking and fitness challenges.

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