Matthew Barrow > Lester Aldridge LLP > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Lester Aldridge LLP
SO15 2EU

Work Department

Real Estate


Matthew is the Managing Partner and COFA of the firm, as well as a Partner in the Real Estate Group at Lester Aldridge. He advises on a wide variety of commercial property matters including:

  • Distressed property realisations
  • Secured lending
  • All aspects of non-contentious landlord and tenant work
  • Marina based property matters
  • Portfolio management
  • Investment acquisitions and disposals


Trained Lester Aldridge LLP; qualified 2001; partner Lester Aldridge LLP 2009.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Commercial property: Hampshire

Lester Aldridge LLP’s real estate group operates out of Southampton, demonstrating significant strength in advising on lender services, residential developments, and property investments. The practice is headed up by ‘standout advisor‘ Tom AlderLucy Stevens receives regular instruction from hoteliers, landowners, and regional developers. Matthew Barrow is an expert on secured lending transactions and commercial property matters, while Bethan Dodd typically handles landlord and tenant issues. Roger Woolley specialises in major development projects, and Rebecca Humm assists with the drafting of planning and infrastructure agreements. Sian Rogers supports clients with distressed property work. David Fanchi joined from Foot Anstey in December 2022.

South East > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Lester Aldridge LLP houses an ‘extremely knowledgeable‘ team in Southampton, which frequently assists creditors affected by the insolvency of another, and insolvency practitioners on procedural court applications and group simplification projects. Practice head Rebecca Walker has varied experience in solvent restructurings and the returning of assets to shareholders via voluntary liquidations, in addition to distressed restructuring issues. The ‘vastly knowledgeableNick Keitley is particularly adept at acting for clients in the charity, marine and hospitality sectors in turnarounds, while Matthew Barrow acts as the firm’s managing partner and also advises on the disposal of properties by office holders of insolvent estates, and the enforcement of security through administration and receiver appointments.