Richard Fairbairn > Lester Aldridge LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Lester Aldridge LLP
1 Fore Street

Work Department

Tax, trusts and wills.


Richard is a partner in the tax, trusts and wills team in London. He has wide experience of most aspects of private client work including trusts, wills and probate and associated tax planning. His experience covers work in these areas internationally as well as in the UK, although as a French speaker the international bias is particularly focussed on France and French clients in London.


Trained Thompson Quarrell; qualified 1978; partner Thompson Quarrell 1979; partner Park Nelson 1993; partner Lester Aldridge 2004. Richard holds two French medals: Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques, and Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite.




Marlborough College; Nottingham University (1974 LLB).

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

Lester Aldridge LLP is known for its specialisms in international estate matters and inheritance tax and capital gains tax planning advice. Other strengths include Court of Protection work and trust administration. Kurt Lee, Oliver Phipps and Richard Fairbairn jointly lead the private client team. Paula Shea departed for Blake Morgan LLP in March 2019.