Rachel Gimson > Lester Aldridge LLP > Bournemouth, England > Lawyer Profile

Lester Aldridge LLP

Work Department

Property Litigation


Rachel Gimson is a Partner in the Property Litigation team.

Rachel has considerable experience of a wide range of property dispute matters, including a variety of commercial and residential lease disputes such as contested lease renewals, break notices, breach of covenant, forfeiture, dilapidations and service charge disputes. Rachel also advises on land issues such as boundaries, restrictive covenants, rights of way and rights of light, acting for both companies and private individuals.


Lester Aldridge

Partner – May 2021 – Present

Senior Associate – Jun 2020 – May 2021

Associate – 2019 – Jun 2020


Blake Morgan LLP

Associate – Nov 2016 – Aug 2018

Senior Solicitor – Nov 2015 – Nov 2016


Jul 2014 – Oct 2015


Pengillys LLP

Associate – Sep 2006 – Jun 2014



Member of the Property Litigation Association


College of Law

Legal Practice Course 2005 – 2006


University of East Anglia

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 2002 – 2005

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Insurance > Professional negligence

Focusing predominantly on the claimant side of professional negligence matters, Lester Aldridge LLP covers claims against solicitors, property surveyors and marine surveyors, among others. Under the leadership of Chris Evans, the practice also includes the ‘knowledgeable and experienced’ Rachel Gimson as well as property litigation specialist Kate Stewart. Michael Veal was appointed as district judge in January 2023.

South West > Real estate > Property litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

Rachel GimsonLester Aldridge LLP

Lester Aldridge LLP ‘s ‘knowledgeable’ team is active in construction and telecoms disputes, with an additional niche focus on matters concerning marine-based landlords. Kate Stewart leads the Bournemouth-based practice, where she regularly represents major house builders in a variety of pre- and post-completion matters, such as overage liabilities disputes. ‘Excellent property litigator’ Rachel Gimson is proficient in land disputes, landlord and tenant matters, and construction disputes. Rebecca Antill, who handles residential, commercial and real property disputes, is lauded as ‘a real asset to a litigation team’.