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Roy Beckett



Roy is a Partner in the Real Estate team in Manchester and is Regional Managing Partner of Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office.

Roy specialises in real estate development and investment transactional work, including corporate real estate occupier work.

He has been a real estate partner for over 25 years and acts for a variety of clients such as Bruntwood Estates, Bank of New York Mellon, Christie NHS Trust, the Exchange Quay Master Trust, Gazprom, the General Medical Council, Goals Soccer Centres Plc, Highcross, Lanebridge Investment Management, Manchester City Council, Northpoint Developments, Pemberstone and Trafford College together with a number of overseas investors on a variety of investment, development, acquisition, disposal and letting transactions.

Recent highlights:

  • Advising on the sale of Exchange Quay Salford, "the Canary Wharf of the North” to a fund managed by Hunter Property Fund Management.
  • Acting for Manchester City Council in relation to the £20 million plus development of 'HOME' located in Manchester’s First Street area which will provide a hub for North West arts facilities.
  • Working on behalf of a number of overseas investors in relation to their UK property holdings (for example the purchase and later sale of 180,000 square feet Grade A office building One Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester).
  • Acting for Trafford College in relation to the reorganisation of its Altrincham site, so as to provide a first class education campus and the unlocking of surplus land for infrastructure improvements and disposals to residential developers.
  • Working on the acquisition, development, letting and disposal of 72,000 square feet 1 New York Street, Manchester for Brentwood Estates.
  • Acting for Lanebridge Investment Management on the acquisition and disposal of a number of investment properties, the most recent being the sale of a retail park at Oakenshaw Road, Solihull to F&C Commercial Property Holdings.

Market view:

"Highly experienced in investment deals, as well as commercial development schemes." – Chambers & Partners, 2018

"A leader in his field with all the qualities you would expect." "He is a very thorough and diligent lawyer so you have the confidence that he will cover all issues." - Chambers & Partners 2017

Roy is "always on top of his brief" - ​Legal 500 2016

"Clients consider Roy Beckett to be 'absolutely first-class' and say he is a 'leader in the field'." Also, “'he performs in a meticulous, thorough way covering all the angles,' enthuses one source." - Chambers & Partners 2016

The "tenacious" Roy Beckett is "very experienced and knowledgeable on the Manchester property market" - Legal 500 2015

"The highly regarded Roy Beckett is recognised for his excellent client service and practical approach." - Chambers & Partners, 2015

North West Property Lawyer of the Year - Which Lawyer? 2013

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