Managing Partner: Matthew Barrow
Chairman: Roger Woolley
Number of partners: 45
Assistant solicitors: 47
Other fee-earners: 101
Banking & Finance: Ann Lloyd
Charities & Social Enterprise: Geoff Trobridge
Corporate & Commercial: Grant Esterhuizen
Dispute Resolution: Kate Stewart
Employment: Susan Cowan
Family: Jane Porter
Healthcare: Peter Grose
Insolvency: Nick Keitley
LA Marine: Russell Kelly
Personal Injury: Tim Blackwell
Property & Planning: Mark Benham, Suki Samra
Tax, Trusts, Wills & Probate: Kurt Lee
THE FIRM Lester Aldridge is a full-service law firm with offices in Bournemouth, Southampton and London. The firm is known for its ability to offer top quality advice to businesses and private individuals, both on a regional and national basis.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Lester Aldridge’s core practice areas are banking and finance, dispute resolution, commercial services, private client and real estate, which it delivers nationally and internationally.
Banking & Finance:
Lester Aldridge provides a comprehensive service to the finance and credit sector. Recognised as a leading practice and a major player outside London, the finance team includes experienced litigators, insolvency experts and its highly-regarded recovery of goods specialists.
Lester Aldridge handles a wide range of company and commercial work, as well providing specialist advice on all areas of employment law, for both businesses and private individuals. The firm also specialises in charity law and has a national reputation in healthcare law.
Lester Aldridge advises on a range of general commercial litigation, as well as working for clients in specific industries, handling everything from emergency injunctions to mediation and High Court litigation in areas as diverse as debt collection and multi-million cross-jurisdictional claims. The firm also provides expert advice and practical solutions to both the commercial shipping and leisure marine industries.
Lester Aldridge advises private individuals on tax planning, trusts, wills and probate matters for both UK and international clients. It also advises on all aspects of family law, including fertility and surrogacy. The firm also helps clients who have been injured in accidents, helping them to recover compensation for the injuries and loss they have suffered.
Lester Aldridge’s leading real estate team deals with all aspects of commercial and residential conveyancing, including commercial investment and property management, development, planning and environment, construction, property disputes, property finance and the property aspects of recoveries and insolvency.