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Stanley Beckett

 Stanley Beckett

Position: Partner

Contact details: 

e-mail: sbeckett@serenitylaw.co.uk

Skype: sbeckett.1

Telephone: 0800 0197773

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Admittance date: 1987

Short detail history: Educated at Methodist College, Belfast and Queens University, Belfast. Graduated with LLB Honours. Trained at Betesh Fox & Co, Manchester. Assistant solicitor at Walker Morris & Coles, Leeds (1987-88) and Addleshaw Sons & Latham, Manchester (1988-1991). Associate Partner at Addleshaw Sons & Latham, Manchester (1991-1996). Partner at Halliwell Landau (1996-2000), Linnells (later Blake Lapthorn)(2000-2007), Magrath & Co (2007-2008) and Fasken Martineau (2008). Consultant at Keystone Law (2009-2010). Co-founder and Partner of Serenity Law from 2010 to date.

Selected experience: 

  1. Consistently mentioned in Chambers UK Legal Directory and Legal 500 as retail and corporate occupier specialist
  2. Landfill site development for a major waste disposal company including planning and environmental issues and the eventual sale of the company for £120 million
  3. Shop acquisitions and disposals for well known national retailer
  4. Individual office acquisitions and disposals and corporate acquisitions for a leading regional newspaper company including a £330 million purchase of various local newspaper businesses from a national media conglomerate
  5. Depot acquisition and related property work for a local bus company and the eventual sale of the company to a national bus operator
  6. Acting for the venture capital company/MBI team in the acquisition of a well known food company for £40 million
  7. Leading a team in the purchase of a portfolio of more than 80 plus public houses from a listed brewery company including the production of certificates of title to the funder
  8. The sale of student residential accommodation and serviced offices for a property development company for a combined consideration of around £40 million pounds
  9. Considerable experience in acting for all leading banks in the provision of development and investment funding
  10. Property and corporate acquisition and disposal work for a listed tool and plant hire company
  11. Acting for a national betting office chain in its disposal programme
  12. Advising owners of start up restaurants
  13. Working with charity clients particularly on their retail development
  14. Property investment and management work for an Oxford college and business park owners
  15. Advising non-UK based individuals and corporates on contentious and non-contentious property and corporate matters
  16. Advising Chairman of Football League club on corporate governance and insolvency matters
  17. Acting for shareholders and partners in shareholders and partnership disputes
  18. Provider of continuing professional development training to the legal profession for Law Society accredited training company


  1. Commercial property acquisitions
  2. Disposals and management
  3. Corporate acquistions and disposals
  4. High value residential purchases with use of off shore and other tax efficient vehicles
  5. Commercial litigation
  6. Shareholders and partnership agreements

Languages: English, French

Memberships/affiliations: The Law Society of England and Wales, Board Member of the London Chapter of Lambda Alpha International, BNI

Interests: Chess, football, travel