Ben Kerley > Lester Aldridge LLP > Bournemouth, England > Lawyer Profile

Lester Aldridge LLP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Ben is a commercial litigator with experience in all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and adjudication.

He acts for individuals and corporate clients ranging from sole traders to publicly listed companies in a variety of sectors including charities, care, sport, construction, manufacturing and investment trusts.

He is regularly instructed in contractual disputes, professional negligence claims, defamation matters and corporate and partnership disputes. Ben frequently acts for clients in relation to debt claims, including in the preparation and service of Statutory Demands and enforcement.

Ben is experienced in advising on matters involving intellectual property including trademark registrations, trademark infringement disputes, advice relating to copyright infringement and passing off claims.


Ben was a litigation paralegal in a large regional firm, for five years, prior to qualifying as a solicitor and joining LA. Since then, he has worked in LA’s Dispute Resolution department.

Ben has a background in insurance litigation having spent five years acting for both claimants and defendants prior to qualifying as a solicitor.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

With demonstrable experience across the marine, defence and financial sectors, the ‘client-focused and reliable’ dispute resolution team at Lester Aldridge LLP acts on high-value claims brought on behalf of companies in insolvency procedures, and frequently advises on regulatory issues. Noted for his expertise in handling Part 8 Companies Act claims, practice leader Chris Evans handles contract disputes and financial litigation, professional negligence claims and insolvency-related mandates. Other key contacts in the group include property litigation expert Kate Stewart and senior associate Ben Kerley, while Michael Veal left in December 2022.