Lester Aldridge LLP

Real Estate Department

The South
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Lester Aldridge has one of the largest real estate teams on the South Coast, with a headcount of approximately 100. Growth in turnover of over 10% has been achieved in the last 12 months, which has been the case consistently for the last 10 years. The team combines strength in depth with quality of advice and is a strategic advisor to a number of its clients.

Clients include household names such as Meggitt Plc, Big Yellow plc and Care South. 

Key sectors where LA has genuine expertise include:

  • Housebuilding – in the last 12 months LA has dealt with all development site acquisitions for a retirement housing market leader in England and Wales (over 70 sites). The team has secured work from two new top ten national housebuilders in the last 12 months.
  • Real estate finance and recoveries – LA is a key advisor to one global clearing bank on its business recoveries programme in the UK and advises a number of other clearing banks and their panel of insolvency practitioners on lending issues, whilst continuing to grow its front end capability with a panel of national lenders.
  • Property investment and management
  • Telecoms – LA acts for several of the main telecom providers on their telecoms networks advising on landlord and tenant matters and the electronic communications code.
  • Ports and marinas
  • Medical practices and healthcare
  • Hotels – clients include CHG, a major developer of Travelodges and Premier Inns


Benham, Mark (Head of Department)

Samra, Suki (Head of Department)

Adams, Stephanie

Alder, Tom

Barrow, Matthew

Burgess, Laura-Ann

Coward, Martin

Egerton, Claire

Long, Claire

Rawles, Catherine

Stevens, Lucy

Watkin, Lindsey

Willmott, Erika

Woolley, Roger


Bargate Homes

Big Yellow plc

Captiva Homes

Care South

CHG Holdings Limited

Marina Developments Limited

Meggitt plc

Monzo Bank



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