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Lester Aldridge origins

Lester Aldridge can trace its origins back to 1796.

Lester Aldridge merger

Merger of two large Bournemouth firms, Mooring Aldridge and Haydon with Lester and Russell

michael Heseltine

Bournemouth office built

Russell House, an eight-floor office is built in Bournemouth for LA. The foundation stone is laid by the Right Honourable Michael Heseltine MP.

Russell House

Lester Aldridge new offices

Lester Aldridge moves into their new offices at Russell House.

Roger Woolley MP

A new Managing Partner

Roger Woolley becomes Managing Partner.


New offices in Southampton

LA opens a Southampton office with a marine and commercial property emphasis.

jeremy allin

A new Chairman for LA

Jeremy Allin becomes Chairman.

LA joins MSI Global Alliance

LA joins MSI Global Alliance, an international association of accountancy and law firms, with over 250 members in over 100 countries.

LA & Park Nelson merger

A merger with Park Nelson

LA merges with Park Nelson and opens a London office in Dorset Rise.

Michael Giddins MP

New Managing Partner

Michael Giddins becomes Managing Partner.

On the 1st August 2006, Lester Aldridge was incorporated into an LLP.

Lexcel Accreditation

LA first achieves Lexcel accreditation, the Law Society's legal practice quality mark.

New Chairman announced

Roger Woolley becomes Chairman.


Medallion Signature Guarantee launch

Lester Aldridge becomes first law firm in the UK to be authorised to act as guarantors under the US Medallion Signature Guarantee STAMP programme.


A new Managing Partner

Matthew Barrow becomes Managing Partner at LA.


Lester Aldridge's 30th Birthday

Lester Aldridge was born out of a merger of two Bournemouth firms, Mooring Aldridge and Haydon with Lester and Russell, in 1988,

London Property Team

New London Property team

Lester Aldridge acquired the Lewis Townsend London Property team.

Our London office relocates

On the 30 March 2021, our London office moved to: 120 Moorgate London EC2M 6UR

New Chairperson announced

Suki Samra becomes Chairperson.

Legal Sustainability Alliance

Lester Aldridge joins the Legal Sustainability Alliance.


The Times Best Law Firm

Lester Aldridge is named as a 2022 Best Law Firm by The Times.

Grant Esterhuizen and Ian Girling 2022

Dorset Chamber Premier Partner

Lester Aldridge joins AFC Bournemouth and online marketplace OnBuy to become one of just three Premier Partners of Dorset Chamber.

ISO 27001

Lester Aldridge becomes ISO 27001 certified, the international standard for information security.

Chamber Business Awards Regional Awards PR

British Chambers of Commerce Business Award Winner

Lester Aldridge is the South West regional winner of the Workforce Developer category at the British Chambers of Commerce Business Awards

Winner SCPA23

Property Law Firm of the Year

Proud winners in the South Coast Property Awards - Property Law Firm of the Year 2023.

2023 Lawyer Awards Highly Commended

Highly Commended at The Lawyer Awards

LA was honoured with Highly Commended for Law Firm of the Year: The Independents at The Lawyer Awards 2023.

LA achieves ISO 27001

ISO 14001

Lester Aldridge achieves ISO 14001 certification. This internationally recognised standard demonstrates our proactive commitment to environmental management and sustainability.

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