Benham Mark

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.

  • Co-founder of Bournemouth Property Association (BPA)
  • Member of Bournemouth Property Association (BPA)
  • Ranked in Chambers UK 2015 for Real Estate (Southampton & Surrounds)
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2014

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

Mark Benham Chambers 2015 logo
Mark Benham has particular expertise in the care home and house-building sectors with experience in both commercial and residential acquisitions and disposals. Clients admire his “commercial mindset.

The Legal 500 review

Legal 500 2014 Recommended Lawyer
Lester Aldridge LLP is praised for its ‘strong technical knowledge’, with ‘experience running throughout the team’. Mark Benham advised Arthur J Gallagher on the letting of a 23,000sq ft office in Bournemouth.

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

Latest News & Blogs

New LA London Office (King street)

The London operation of our firm will be moving to new offices in the City this October.

Citywealth 2015

Lester Aldridge is pleased to announce that three partners have been recognised as Leading Lawyers in the Citywealth Leaders List 2015.

Affordable Housing

As of Friday, both the national threshold for affordable housing provision generated by smaller-scale developments and the vacant building credit have been quashed.


Lester Aldridge and Santander once again begin the search for the company that exhibits all-round excellence in Dorset Business Awards campaign.