Kate Stewart > Lester Aldridge LLP > Bournemouth, England > Lawyer Profile

Lester Aldridge LLP

Work Department

Real Estate Litigation


Kate is a Partner and heads the property litigation team. She 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.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Insurance > Professional negligence

Lester Aldridge LLP continues to handle negligence claims against a range of insured professionals, including surveyors, auditors, accountants and solicitors. The team represents private individuals as well as companies, liquidators and creditors in these disputes. The ‘technically excellent’ Chris Evans leads the team and the overall dispute resolution practice. Other names to note in the team include Kate Stewart, who focuses on claims related to property transactions, and Michael Veal, who provides clients with ‘very sound legal analysis’.

South West > Real estate > Property litigation

(Leading individuals)

Kate StewartLester Aldridge LLP

At Lester Aldridge LLP, the property litigation team supports the wider real estate group in addition to advising standalone clients on contentious matters. Maritime-based landlords are also part of the practice’s client portfolio, for which it can draw on the expertise of the firm’s specialist maritime department when necessary. The Bournemouth team is led by Kate Stewart, whose broad experience allows her to advise on all aspects of property litigation. The ‘extremely efficientRachel Gimson was promoted to partner in May 2021 and regularly handles construction, telecoms and insolvency property issues.