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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.

Best company award

100 best companies

LA recognised as one of the best employers in the country in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For.

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.

Two Ticks status awarded

LA achieved the Two Ticks status from Jobcentre Plus in 2008, which recognised our positive commitment regarding the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled people.

70 Chancery Lane

Move to Chancery Lane

LA moves to a larger London office at 70 Chancery Lane.

New Chairman announced

Roger Woolley becomes Chairman.


New London address

1 King Street, London, EC2V 8AU.


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.

85 Gresham Street

New London address

85 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7NQ.


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. 1 Fore Street London EC2Y 5EJ


London offices combine

Our London teams have joined to be in the same office. 1 Fore Street London EC2Y 5EJ

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.

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