Development & House Building
The challenges you face as a developer or house builder are many and varied. Development land is increasingly scarce and the focus is on regeneration sites rather than greenfield sites. In short, developments are becoming more complex and getting the green light is more difficult than ever. To help you achieve your commercial objectives in this climate, you need a strong legal team by your side.
We have a multi-disciplinary team that includes property lawyers as well as planning, construction and environmental experts. It means that whether you’re a land owner, commercial developer, public authority or bank, we can help you by finding innovative solutions to the problems you face.
We can support you in all or any of the following:
- Site acquisition and assembly
- Advice on planning strategy
- Development agreements
- Collaboration and joint venture agreements
- Forward funding and forward sale agreements
- Pre-let agreements
- Advice on funding
- Building contracts, professional appointments and supporting documentation
- Negotiating planning and infrastructure agreements
- Construction procurement advice
- SDLT and tax advice
We have particular expertise in:
- Waterside developments
- Residential and mixed use developments
- Developments for the care sector
- Retail developments
Associate of the LA Real Estate conveyancing team, Sarah Brown, discusses the impacts of the forthcoming changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax due on 1 March 2019.
February 2019 witnesses another first in the history of travel on Dorset’s roads – the first permanent ‘average speed’ cameras take their bow!
Lester Aldridge expands personal injury team with clinical negligence and community care specialists
Lester Aldridge is pleased to announce the expansion of its Personal Injury team with the addition of clinical negligence and community care specialist Paula Barnes, Partner, and community care specialist James Pantling-Skeet, Chartered Legal Executive.
Michael Veal is the Head of Lester Aldridge’s regulatory team and acted for the Health & Safety Executive in the Alexys Brown case. He explains the case and outlines the contractor shortfallings that ended in tragedy.
A team of sixteen people from Lester Aldridge took part in The Big Sleep Easy on 17 November and raised over £6,500 for the YMCA charity in Bournemouth.
Congratulations to BV Dairy, the winners of the Lester Aldridge Company of the Year Award at this year’s Dorset Business Awards.
Lester Aldridge is pleased to welcome clinical negligence specialist Paula Barnes, who will be joining as a partner in the Personal Injury team in January 2019.
New regulations made under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 mean that certain activities, including breeding dogs, selling pets, providing boarding for cats or dogs, and hiring out horses, may require a new form of licence from the local authority.
Three students from German law firm Ahlers & Vogel have joined Lester Aldridge for a two week internship as the law firm’s 30th birthday celebrations begin.
Lester Aldridge is pleased to welcome eight new trainee solicitors who have started their training contracts at the law firm this week.
Leading law firm Lester Aldridge is pleased to support the Alzheimer’s Society’s Will to Remember scheme.
Two apprentices at Lester Aldridge have become national Young Apprentice Ambassadors as part of the Young Apprentice Ambassador Network (YAAN).