Accreditations & Memberships

Chambers & Partners

In Chambers UK 2019, Lester Aldridge has been ranked in 11 practice areas with 16 lawyers also listed, plus two practice areas in the High Net Worth guidePrivate Wealth Law and Yachts & Superyachts (Global-wide), with partner Louise Fuller ranked for the latter too.

The Legal 500

In The Legal 500 UK 2019, Lester Aldridge has achieved top tier firm rankings in six service areas and been recommended in 12 others. Within the South West region, the firm has been listed as tier 1 for Corporate and CommercialCommercial PropertyEmploymentHealth and Safety and Commercial Litigation, and for Shipping in the South East. Partners Grant EsterhuizenNick Keitley and Suki Samra have been listed as Leading Individuals in the guide, with many other partners and associates ranked.

The Lex 100 - The student guide to law

If the the firm were a fictional character it would be

Bilbo Baggins (The Lord of the Rings) – small but knowledgeable and likes to have a good time with his friends whenever possible

Trainees laud the ‘amount of client contact and practical experience’ on offer at Lester Aldridge. The training is ‘much more hands-on’, with reports of ‘attending client meetings, inquests and hearings’ common. Hard work is encouraged but ‘late nights for appearances’ sake are definitely not part of the culture’ at the Bournemouth, Southampton and London-based firm where the ‘work/life balance is good’.

MALG - Money Advice Liaison Group

Lester Aldridge is a member of the Money Advice Liaison Group, MALG is the ‘missing link’ that ties together all the threads of the customer journey from the prevention to the cure of problem debt. MALG members share best practice, insight and understanding in an open, non-judgemental forum.

Citywealth Leaders

Two partners are recognised as Leading Lawyers in the Citywealth Leaders 2018 List. Victoria Jones is listed as a ‘Prominent Figure’ for Contentious Trusts and Jane Porter, Head of Family, is in the ‘Honours List’ for Family & Matrimonial.

The Citywealth Leaders List is compiled through recommendations of global peers, ultra-high net worth clients and charitable organisations in the global wealth sector. .

Lexcel

Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and excellence in legal client care.

Lester Aldridge has held Lexcel Accreditation since 2007.

DCCI Platinum Partner

Lester Aldridge became a Platinum Partner to the Dorset Chambers of Commerce and Industry since 2014 having previously been a business partner for many years.

MSI Global Alliance

Lester Aldridge is a member of MSI, a global networking link of lawyers and accountants and can help you get fast and reliable advice globally. We have worked and meet regularly with several key members across the world which means we can work with them to help you with your objectives whether they are personal or commercial.

UK200Group

Lester Aldridge is a member of UK200Group, which brings together around 150 member offices in the UK with more than 500 partners who serve roughly 150,000 business clients. UK200Group provides LA with international links in nearly 70 countries, gives us access to expertise across the globe.