Our conveyancing solicitors are here to help you through the minefield that is buying or selling a property. Buying a home is one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime. It involves complex legalities and dealing with a number of different entities at one time – sellers or buyers, estate agents, property solicitors, mortgage brokers and lenders. All of whom will have different agendas and requirements. It can also be one of the most stressful and challenging times of your life.
Our experienced team is here to guide and advise you every step of the way, to manage those third parties and ensure your requirements are met within the timeframe you require. Whether you need a solicitor for buying or selling a house for yourself or additional investment properties, we keep up with every aspect of property law to protect your transactions and investments.
Why choose our conveyancing solicitors?
We are a multi-office firm with offices in Bournemouth, Southampton and London. We provide conveyancing services to clients all over the country and are not limited by geographical location.
Well-trained support staff who are actively involved in the day-to-day running of your transactions assist our property solicitors. There is always someone available at the end of the telephone or email to assist with any problems or queries you may have. Our conveyancing solicitors all have direct dial telephones, so you can speak to the person dealing with your transaction. This provides you with continuity and the confidence that the person you speak to knows about you and your matter.
We have conveyancing solicitors with many years’ experience who have come across most property law related issues and have solutions as to how to resolve them. Between us, we have the experience to deal with almost any problem which is thrown at us.
We work cooperatively with the other professionals involved in your transaction such as estate agents and mortgage brokers so all parties are kept informed of progress and information is shared. This ensures transactions progress smoothly with no delays.
In addition to our conveyancing services, the firm can offer you a range of other legal services both related to property law matters or for business, such as wills and probate, family matters and divorce, corporate business advice, tax advice, debt collection, litigation, crime and road traffic matters or employment issues.
We are Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme registered and have held this designation since 2013. This provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. Membership establishes a level of credibility for firms with third parties such as regulators, lenders and insurers as well as residential home buyers and sellers. It has created a trusted community which has helped year on year to deter fraud and continually improve standards across the residential conveyancing sector.
Our conveyancing solicitors operate a case management system which assists in the conveyancing transaction and we pride ourselves on being proactive in keeping our clients, estate agents and other interested parties updated as each transaction progresses.
What can our property solicitors help with?
- Buying a property
- Selling a property
- Remortgaging a property
- Property transfers between joint owners – either after divorce or death or as gifts
- Equity release loans
If you are a landlord looking for advice on how to manage your property and tenants, please see our specialist Landlord & Tenant page.
Who do we help?
- First-time buyers purchasing their first home
- People moving up or downsizing
- Anyone moving out of the housing market
- People acting as attorneys for relatives moving into care
- Executors selling property after a death
- Couples transferring property after divorce
- People gifting shares in property to others
- Investment buyers looking to increase their portfolio
- Developers acquiring land for development
- Developers selling new homes
Get a conveyancing quote
Conveyancing costs will be a key factor when looking for a solicitor for buying a house or any other property transaction.
If you would like a conveyancing quote, then please complete our form below.
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Our property law team members
Here at Lester Aldridge, we pride ourselves on the skills of our conveyancing solicitors. Our team members, some qualified lawyers, some yet to qualify, have many years’ experience in dealing with all aspects of property law transactions. We have set out below the names, practice area, qualifications and experience of our team so that you can easily identify who you would like to act for you in your particular transaction depending upon their experience and practice area. If you are uncertain, please contact us and we will be happy to point you in the right direction. We reserve the right to distribute work according to the expertise of the team in relation to the complexity of your transaction and their workloads at the point of instructions.
You can view a team member’s full profile, or contact them directly, by clicking their link on the right. You can also download our ‘Property key terms definitions’ document which provides further detail of team member roles and qualifications.
|Sarah Brown||Associate/FCILEx. Worked in residential property since 1988, qualified in 2011.||Chelsie Little – Legal Assistant||Suki Samra|
|Phoebe Chandler||Solicitor. Qualified in 2018 worked in the sector since 2015.||Support team||Suki Samra|
|Shelley Cole||Solicitor. Qualified in 2017, worked in the sector since 2016.||Olivia Graves – Paralegal||Michelle Musker|
|Julie Coleman||FCILEx. Worked in residential property since 1988, qualified in 1999.||Michelle Aversa – Paralegal||Suki Samra|
|Martin Coward||Partner. Qualified in 1983.||Support team||N/A|
|Jon Deadman||Conveyancer. Worked in the sector since 2006, training as a licensed conveyancer.||Helin Yildirim – Paralegal||Michelle Musker/Suki Samra|
|Doug Irvine||Partner/Solicitor. Qualified in 2001.||Katie Vann/Aileen Avenet||N/A|
|Michelle Musker||Director/FCILEx. Qualified in 2008, worked in the sector since 2003.||Support team||N/A|
|Anna Perry||Solicitor. Worked in the sector since 2010, qualified in 2015.||Support team||Michelle Musker/Suki Samra|
|Suki Samra||Partner/Solicitor. Qualified in 1998.||Support team||N/A|
|Andrew Slatter||Partner/Solicitor. Qualified in 1991.||Katie Vann/Aileen Avenet||N/A|
|John Townsend||Partner/Solicitor. Qualified in 2003.||Katie Vann/Aileen Avenet||N/A|
Paralegals & Legal Assistants
|Aileen Avenet||Legal Assistant||Support team||John Townsend|
|Michelle Aversa||Paralegal||Support team||Michelle Musker|
|Clare Baxter||Paralegal. Worked in the sector since 2015, currently non-qualified.||Support team||Michelle Musker|
|Carmen Chimes||Conveyancing Assistant||Support team||Michelle Musker|
|Tarron Dobson||Trainee Solicitor. Worked in property since 2018 – currently non-qualified.||Support team||John Townsend|
|Olivia Graves||Paralegal||Support team||Michelle Musker|
|Chelsie Little||Legal Assistant||Support team||Michelle Musker|
|Alicia Rice||Paralegal. Worked in property since 2018. Current non-qualified.||Support team||Doug Irvine|
|Sophie Speirs-Stuckert||Paralegal||Support team||Michelle Musker|
|Katie Vann||Legal Assistant||Support team||Doug Irvine|
|Helin Yildirim||Paralegal||Support team||Michelle Musker|