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Stanley Harris OBE

Stan is the Managing Partner of Lyndales and understands from first-hand experience how difficult it is to run a business with all the financial, regulatory, marketing and servicing requirements that a business demands as well as looking after that most difficult of components, the people element. Stan brings all this experience to bear when he advises business clients; whether on commercial property and developments, the buying and selling of businesses or providing crucial advice and support on company law, commercial contracts and employment matters.

“I qualified in May 1977 (Lord Denning signed my practicing certificate) and whilst many in my generation had a very general practice, I have increasingly specialised in Company Commercial work which remains my main focus. Particularly, I act on sales and purchases of businesses, advise SMEs and medium-sized clients of all business-related matters, undertake a certain amount of employment and commercial property work, where it is relevant.

I am also involved as a Trustee and Executor on many estates and whilst I often attend meetings relating to the family strategies on probate and inheritance tax-related matters, I leave the real work to my Private Client colleague.“

Stan understands that providing the best advice and support requires getting under the skin of commercial clients in order to understand the client and their business requirements.Stan’s dedication to his clients who have followed him through the years means he still advises them on wills and probate matters.

A particular strength is Stan’s interest in people and his willingness to find effective solutions rather than legal obstacles. Optimistic and positive, Stan has that rare blend of professionalism and first class communication skills.Going the extra mile is a well-used description but with Stan, he really means it and puts it into practice.

Stan is responsible for the Lyndales work experience program which gives youngsters from all walks of life the opportunity to see first-hand how a solicitors office is run.

Stan is a passionate Londoner and family man living in North London and has two grown up children. He has a wide range of interests including travel, architecture and long distance walking. As a recently qualified Camden Guide, Stan leads Lyndales’ lunchtime walks (Lynton House Walks), and undertakes privately escorted walks around London through his family company, London Personally (

Awarded with an OBE in 2007 for services to acclaimed East London charity, Community Links (, Stan retains his interest in social enterprises and is a director of Shift Design.

"A particular strength is Stan’s interest in people and his willingness to find effective solutions rather than legal obstacles."

"Very professional, precise and in plain English - perfect."

Lyndales Client

"I appreciate all your counsel and professional services, both in sorting out the mess (which they presented to us) and in guiding us on how to deal with them - and for speaking with the voice of reason when tensions were high."

Lyndales Client

"Over many years Lyndales in general and Stanley Harris in particular have brought great legal expertise to Community Links, knowledge of the field, exceptional integrity and, above all, a can-do spirit of enthusiasm second to none. Working with Lyndales is always a pleasure."

Lyndales Client