Stuart is a property lawyer who has acted for major clients in all commercial real estate areas. He has extensive experience in advising on acquisitions and disposals, investment management, funding, landlord and tenant, lease acquisitions and acting for corporate occupiers, as well as acting on large corporate deals involving multiple properties.
Stuart also specialises in the retail and leisure sector where he has worked for many household-name retail and restaurant companies. His knowledge of the sector has made him influential in his field; his articles and interviews have appeared in Retail Week, Insolvency Today and other industry publications, and his expertise in leasehold acquisitions and management is demonstrated in his highly popular book, ''A Tenant’s Practical Guide to Commercial Leases'.
I am sure our paths will cross again in the future, you are the best property lawyer I have worked with and I will be recommending you whenever I have the chance going forwards.
Finance Director, Leading Homeware Retail Chain
I wanted to say very big thank you to you and your team. I know that you faced many challenges with your counterparts who were not working under the same pressure and the final results of your hard work really speaks for itself. We have managed to strengthen our commercial position and we could not have managed this without your efforts over the last few weeks. Once again many thanks, it is very much appreciated at all levels.
Large High Street Retailer
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Stuart Darlington is recognised by the Legal 500 2017.
Author of ‘A Tenants’ Practical Guide to Commercial Leases’ (2015) which can be seen here.
|2016||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2014-2016||Michael Simkins | Partner|
|2004-2014||Davenport Lyons | Partner then Head of Retail and Leisure Real Estate Group|
|2002-2004||Fox Williams | Associate Solicitor|
|1998-2002||Eversheds | Trainee then Associate Solicitor|
|2000||Qualified as a Solicitor|