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Lester Aldridge, a leading law firm in the South of England, has appointed two new Partners, Sian Rogers and Nicole Ridgwell, to the Partnership, effective from 1 May 2024.

Sian Rogers, a Senior Associate in the Southampton Real Estate team, joined Lester Aldridge as a paralegal in August 2012, completing her training contract with the firm before qualifying in March 2016. Sian’s practice encompasses a broad spectrum of commercial property matters, and she is highly regarded for her proficiency in areas including portfolio management, acquisition and investment, secured lending, non-contentious landlord and tenant work, as well as distressed property realisations.

Nicole Ridgwell, a Senior Associate in the Healthcare team since 2021, brings over a decade of expertise in health and social care law. Her practice includes fitness to practice investigations, challenges against regulatory bodies such as CQC and Ofsted, and advice on public law matters. She has represented a diverse range of clients, including nurses, healthcare assistants, private healthcare providers, and NHS Trusts.

Commenting on the promotions, Matthew Barrow, Managing Partner at Lester Aldridge, said, “Both Sian and Nicole have consistently demonstrated the highest standards of professionalism, expertise, and client service throughout their careers at Lester Aldridge. Their promotions are a reflection of their hard work, dedication, and contributions to the firm, and we are confident that they will continue to excel in their new roles.”

Sian Rogers and Nicole Ridgwell are both looking forward to taking on their new responsibilities as Partners and further contributing to Lester Aldridge’s continued success and growth.

Left to right in photo: Sian Rogers, Nicole Ridgwell