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Lester Aldridge LLP

RUSSELL HOUSE, OXFORD ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH, BH8 8EX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01202 786161
Fax:
Fax 01202 786110
DX:
7623 BOURNEMOUTH
Email:
Web:
www.lesteraldridge.com
Bournemouth BH23, Bournemouth BH8, London, Southampton

Michael Giddins

Tel:
Work 01202 786195
Email:
Lester Aldridge LLP

Work Department

Dispute resolution.

Position

Michael is the managing partner of Lester Aldridge LLP. He has a wealth of experience in dealing with complex national and international disputes, to include insurance, IT/IP, corporate claims and professional negligence. He regularly lectures on contract law and risk management to companies and groups of European lawyers and is qualified as a solicitor in both England and Wales and Eire. Michael sits as a part-time judge.

Career

Qualified 1983; partner Lester Aldridge LLP 1992.

Member

CEDR accredited mediator.

Education

Colyton Grammar School; University of West of England (1980 LLB).


South West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Dorset and South Wiltshire

Within: Commercial litigation: Dorset and South Wiltshire

The five-partner litigation department at Lester Aldridge LLP focuses on the marine, defence and financial services sectors, and is experienced in High Court and appellate proceedings, as well as mediation and arbitration. Department head Michael Giddins is acting in a high-value, international contract dispute, and is also representing the claimant in a multimillion-pound LCIA arbitration. Giddins and Michael Veal, who specialises in commercial and employee fraud, are both dual-qualified in Ireland. Edward Foster focuses on banking disputes and is acting for a lender in connection with a commercial loan granted under fraudulent pretence. Chris Evans is noted for his expertise in financial services and IT sector disputes. In 2017, property litigator Kate Stewart joined the firm from Moore Blatch LLP.

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South West: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Lester Aldridge LLP advises mostly claimants on both traditional professional negligence claims, such as claims against solicitors, accountants, independent financial advisers and surveyors, and on niche areas such as marine surveyor’s negligence. It is particularly adept at handling claims against accountants and independent financial advisors in relation to aggressive tax schemes. The team handles national and international claims and has experience in multi-party actions and high-value claims. Michael Giddins heads the practice.

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