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Lester Aldridge LLP

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

Kate Stewart

Tel:
Work 01202 786175
Email:
Web:
www.lesteraldridge.com
Lester Aldridge LLP

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Real Estate Litigation

Position

Kate heads our property litigation team and advises on complex real estate litigation and dispute resolution.

Kate works closely with our real estate teams, providing guidance for the smooth procurement of property transactions and handling any property related matters which have become disputed or which are the subject of litigation both in the commercial and residential sectors.

Kate’s client base includes property developers, national house builders, national lenders and property investors. In addition Kate also advises on high end residential property related issues or disputes.


South West: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Lester Aldridge LLP advises mainly claimants on professional negligence matters against solicitors, accountants, IFAs, property surveyors and marine surveyor’s negligence. The firm specialises in claims against accountants and IFAs with regards to aggressive tax schemes. Michael Giddins heads the team, he is adept at handling complex disputes which sometimes have multi-jurisdictional aspects, he has ‘excellent people skills’. Partner Michael Veal has ‘exceptional intellectual and analytical ability’ and ‘a modern, user-friendly style’. Partner Kate Stewart joined from Moore Blatch LLP.

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South West: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

With particular focus on the telecoms, marinas and care home sectors, the team at Lester Aldridge LLP provides comprehensive landlord and tenant advice to regional and nationally operating corporate clients. Indeed, department head Kate Stewart advises clients such as Marina Developments and Big Yellow on a litany of contentious tenant matters, such as service charge recoveries, contested lease renewals and forfeitures. Acting alongside the insolvency team, Stewart also assists national lenders and insolvency practitioners with the contentious aspects of mortgage recoveries. Stewart is assisted by solicitor Charlotte Wilson, who has been involved in property-related professional negligence claims, and also assisted with proceedings to evict a group of trespassers from a multimillion-pound development site in London.

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