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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 property 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 of 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 that 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 that 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 residential property solicitors help with?

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 a 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 property or any other property transaction.

If you would like a conveyancing quote, then please complete our form above by clicking make an enquiry.

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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 of 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.

Fee Earners

NAMEQUALIFICATION / EXPERIENCESUPPORTED BYSUPERVISOR
Stephanie AdamsPartner/Solicitor. Qualified in 2011.Milly Wheeler (Paralegal)
Rebecca Spring (Legal Assistant)
John Townsend
Sarah BrownAssociate/FCILEx. Worked in residential property since 1988, qualified in 2011.Carmen Chimes (Conveyancing Assistant) Michelle Aversa (Paralegal)Stephanie Adams
Shelley ColeSolicitor. Qualified in 2017, worked in the sector since 2016.Oliver Jarvis (Paralegal)
Maryam Adekoya (Legal Assistant)
Stephanie Adams
Julie ColemanFCILEx. Worked in residential property since 1988, qualified in 1999.Michelle Aversa (Paralegal)
Carmen Chimes (Conveyancing Assistant)
Stephanie Adams
Tarron DobsonSolicitor. Qualified in 2019.Chengcheng Zheng (Paralegal)
Alice Robertson (Paralegal)
John Townsend
Neeti ChauhanSolicitor. Qualified in 2008.Gavin Fernandes (Paralegal)Doug Irvine
Doug IrvinePartner/Solicitor. Qualified in 2001.Katie Vann (Legal Assistant)
Hannah Vietch (Paralegal)
Alice Robertson (Paralegal)
John Townsend
Kara OranChartered Legal Executive. Worked in the sector since 2014, qualified in 2019.Stephanie DeaconStephanie Adams
Andrew SlatterPartner/Solicitor. Qualified in 1991.Katie Vann (Legal Assistant)
Chengcheng Zheng (Paralegal)
John Townsend
John TownsendPartner/Solicitor. Qualified in 2003.Aileen AvenetN/A
NAMEQUALIFICATION / EXPERIENCESUPPORTED BYSUPERVISOR
Aileen AvenetLegal AssistantSupport teamJohn Townsend
Michelle AversaParalegalSupport teamStephanie Adams
Carmen ChimesConveyancing AssistantSupport teamStephanie Adams
Emily Curtis-BennettTrainee SolicitorSupport teamDoug Irvine
Stephanie DeaconParalegalSupport teamStephanie Adams
Gavin FernandesParalegalSupport teamDoug Irvine
Oliver JarvisLegal AssistantSupport teamShelley Cole
Alicia RiceTrainee Solicitor. Worked in property since 2018. Current non-qualified.Support teamDoug Irvine
Alice RobertsonParalegalSupport teamDoug Irvine
Katie VannLegal AssistantSupport teamDoug Irvine
Hannah VeitchParalegalSupport teamDoug Irvine
Milly WheelerParalegalSupport teamStephanie Adams
Chengcheng ZhengParalegalSupport teamTarron Dobson

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We could not have been in better hands with Delicia, Hannah and Finola. Delicia made us feel at ease right from the start. She is incredibly organised and professional whilst also being extremely personable and supportive. Delicia really made for a stress free, calm sale and purchase, an absolute dream to work with and a total superstar.

Having Hannah and Finola in the team was wonderful and both are extremely good communicators. On completion day Hannah provided us with continuous clear updates which made for a stress free day.

We are so very happy in our new home and could not have moved here without the support from this team.Close quote
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Fantastic service on our house sale from Tarron Dobson and Chengcheng Zheng - very responsive, professional and excellent value - would definitely recommend.Close quote
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A thoroughly good experience over a very long conveyancing period. Jon Deadman is an excellent solicitor and kept me informed along the way. Highly recommended.Close quote
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Our experience with LA and Tarron Dobson specifically has been unlike any conveyancing experience before. Tarron was always available, always patient and clear. We managed to overcome a few issues no doubt thanks to her. We always felt calm and in control of the process thanks to Tarron. I will not hesitate to use LA Law again after this fantastic experience. The process was almost entirely stress-free which isn’t easy to come by with conveyancing.Close quote
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Undoubtedly the best firm of solicitors I have ever used. Sarah Brown and her property team are extremely capable and helpful. They get the job done with precision and as fast as humanly possible. Very highly recommended. Many many thanks :))Close quote
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Having instructed Sarah Brown (Lester Aldridge) to act for us on the successful sale of our property in 2015, during which she calmly, patiently and professionally explained each step of the process and ensured that everything was completed promptly and without incident, we were pleased to instruct her again to act for us on the recent purchase of a holiday let. Not only did Sarah help navigate us through the process, promptly answering and often anticipating our questions and concerns, her confident and professional approach also impressed the sellers’ solicitors and the estate agent who complimented us on our choice of Solicitor. Sarah is the consummate professional, exudes calm assurance and is a pleasure to deal with. We would have no hesitation in appointing her again or recommending Sarah Brown and Lester Aldridge to anyone who requires a Solicitor to help them buy or sell a property.Close quote
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Lester Aldridge took on the conveyancing of my buyer after they sacked their solicitor due to a lack of progress that nearly broke the chain. Tarron Dobson took on the case and moved the process on extremely quickly even in a very busy housing market. She was a lot more proficient and communicative to her client and our estate agents than the solicitors I employed. I will definitely use her and LA when we move again.Close quote
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We engaged Lester Aldridge for conveyancing, both for the sale of our property and for the purchase of our new one. Our initial contact was John Townsend, partner, who placed us in the care of Tarron Dobson and Chengcheng Zheng. I have read reviews about both and they fully concur with my views. In short the service was superb in that everything was handled pretty seamlessly and speedily; we were guided through the process and our interests were always well managed with any issues highlighted and dealt with satisfactorily. What was most apparent was the responsiveness of Tarron and Chengchgeng, never having to chase up on any aspect, actually, it was the converse when we were the ones being chased! We accepted on our sale at the very end of September and we agreed on our purchase some two and a half weeks later. We subsequently completed on the 14th December; all in all we found that a speedy process. Tarron crucially got us over the line leaving us with some time to get Christmas in order! in closing, I would definitely use LA Law for conveyancing and recommend them highly.Close quote
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I was very impressed with the service we received from Neeti, Gavin and Emily at Lester Aldridge. Our legal matters were handled very efficiently with care and professionalism. I would use LA-Law again and happily recommend to others.Close quote
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