Mark Benham

Mark Benham - Partner

Mark is an experienced property lawyer and has regional and national clients including national housebuilders, PLCs and care home providers. Mark advises developers generally on land acquisition, strategic issues, and structuring transactions. Mark also advises on commercial landlord & tenant matters.

Recent work

  • Advising a developer client on the acquisition of a former MOD site in Greater London for the development of 80 residential units
  • Advising a client in the insurance sector on a lease of office space in excess of 23,000 sq ft in Bournemouth.

Clients include:

  • McCarthy & Stone
  • Meggitt Plc
  • Goadsby
  • Breeze Volkswagen
  • VWR International
  • Arthur J. Gallagher

Chambers & Partners Review

Chambers 2016 Mark Benham

Bournemouth-based Mark Benham regularly advises on development and strategic land issues, as well as all aspects of commercial landlord and tenant work. He also advises providers of care homes and sheltered housing on a variety of property matters.

The Legal 500 review

The Legal 500 2015 recommended lawyer

Excellent in all respects’, Lester Aldridge LLP’s team ‘often goes beyond the normal call of duty’. Suki Samra and Mark Benham are highly recommended. Clients include Marina Developments, McCarthy & Stone and Horizon Capital Management.

Mark is a trusted advisor of McCarthy & Stone and is an important part of our professional team. If I need assistance I know he will provide with me with commercially sound and prompt advice. His knowledge of the business is crucial; he has taken the time to find out and understand fully the drivers and needs of the business, which I believe is invaluable.

I would not hesitate to recommend Mark and the property team at Lester Aldridge. Having advised McCarthy & Stone on several hundred development sites around the UK, I believe their track record is second to none.

Gary Day | McCarthy & Stone

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