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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
  • CPOs
  • 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

Young Apprentice Ambassadors
Aug
2018

Two apprentices at Lester Aldridge have become national Young Apprentice Ambassadors as part of the Young Apprentice Ambassador Network (YAAN).

Chambers HNW 2018
Jul
2018

Leading South Coast law firm Lester Aldridge has been ranked in the 2018 edition of Chambers High Net Worth, an independently researched guide to law firms.

Dorset Young Chamber BSG Lester Aldridge renewal
Jul
2018

Dorset’s largest law firm, Lester Aldridge, has renewed its sponsorship of Bournemouth School for Girls’ Young Chamber membership, giving the school continued access to the experience and expertise of 700+ business members across Dorset Chamber.

Dorset Business Awards 2018
Jul
2018

Three of the most popular award categories return to the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Dorset Business Awards for 2018; Company of the Year, Family Business, and Team of the Year.

GDPR qualified
Jul
2018

Geoff Trobridge, Partner at leading law firm Lester Aldridge, has passed the data protection exam set by the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT, with a distinction and is now a qualified data protection practitioner.

trespassers
Jun
2018

There has been a growing trend of trespassers taking advantage of holiday periods and moving onto industrial estates and commercial sites where they know owners will find it more difficult to remove them owing to public holidays.

Jun
2018

Lester Aldridge is delighted to announce its membership of the UK200Group, the UK’s leading association of independent law firms and chartered accountancy firms, with connections around the world.

Monzo
May
2018

Lester Aldridge has helped Monzo Bank to secure the lease of new central London headquarters at Finsbury Square.

May
2018

Lester Aldridge is pleased to announce the appointment of three new partners into the Real Estate Group: Claire Egerton, Erika Willmott and Stephanie Adams.

NQs May 2018
May
2018

Lester Aldridge is delighted to announce that six trainee solicitors who recently completed their training contracts with the leading South Coast firm, have qualified as solicitors, plus a former paralegal has qualified as a chartered legal executive.

Matthew Barrow Managing Partner
May
2018

Lester Aldridge is pleased to welcome Head of Real Estate Matthew Barrow into his new role as Managing Partner.

Changes to developer contributions
Mar
2018

It can’t have escaped your notice that Theresa May recently announced the publication and consultation in respect of a revised National Planning Policy Framework. However, at the same time, the Government has also published a separate consultation on its proposals for change to the developer contribution system.

Macmillan-cheque
Mar
2018

Employees at leading law firm Lester Aldridge have selected Alzheimer’s Society, the dementia charity, to be the firm's Charity of the Year during 2018, after raising over £2.5k for Macmillan Cancer Support.

National Apprenticeship Week 2018
Mar
2018

Apprentices at Lester Aldridge recently met up for a lunch and some training to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2018.

STEP press release - Private Client team STEP membership
Mar
2018

The Lester Aldridge Private Client Team now has eight members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the recognised mark of excellence for private client lawyers.

Matthew Barrow new Managing Partner
Feb
2018

Lester Aldridge - one of the leading law firms in the South - has announced that Matthew Barrow will become its new Managing Partner on 1st May 2018.

dangers of defamation
Feb
2018

It is no secret that the number of defamation actions brought over derogatory posts published online has surged worldwide.

Data-Protection-Morrisons
Jan
2018

Data security has been a hot topic in the news following the Uber breach, the WannaCry attack on the NHS, and with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into force this year.

Carillion
Jan
2018

It has been reported this morning that Carillion plc, the UK’s second-largest construction company and a key government contractor along with other group companies, have been unsuccessful in their discussions with stakeholders for a turnaround plan.

Contractor Safety - Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited
Dec
2017

The Court of Appeal handed down a judgment in an appeal against a sentence brought by Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, a case worked on by Lester Aldridge's Regulatory team.

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