Roger Woolley > Lester Aldridge LLP > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Lester Aldridge LLP
SO15 2EU

Work Department

Real Estate


Roger is a Partner in the Real Estate team.

Roger specialises in major development projects, including site acquisitions, financing, development agreements and construction documentation and disposals. He regularly advises on joint ventures and collaborations.

Whilst dealing with a broad range of development projects, Roger has a particular interest in waterside developments, acting for several ports and marina operators, and the Healthcare sector. He deals with substantial and complex property transactions and property-related projects on behalf of a range of clients across the UK.

Roger has a broad range of clients, including developers, banks, port and marina operators, housebuilders, and care home operators.


Trained Lester Aldridge; qualified 1983; partner Lester Aldridge 1985; managing partner 2000-2006.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Commercial property: Hampshire

Lester Aldridge LLP has significant expertise in housebuilding, currently acting for five of the ten largest national housebuilders. The team is also seeing significant growth in the affordable housing sector and has a strong focus on the care market, as well as sheltered housing. Roger Woolley is a leading development lawyer and heads up the real estate group. Claire Long joined the team from Irwin Mitchell and advises on all aspects of non-contentious landlord and tenant work, while John Townsend arrived from Lewis Townsend LLP  and specialises in leasehold transactions.

South West > Real estate > Commercial property: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

Lester Aldridge LLP specialises in commercial property matters related to affordable housing, telecoms and care homes. The firm also provides experience in property investment, management and development, including real estate finance and recoveries. The practice is co-led by Suki Samra, who is know for his expertise in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, as well as the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993; development specialist Roger Woolley; and Mark Benham, who focuses on house building matters and the retirement living sector. Also notable are residential development expert Lucy Stevens and associate Rebecca Humm, who advises local and regional developers on range of matters, including planning.