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Steve Halkett

Partner - Head of Corporate

Steve is a partner in the corporate team who specialises in transactional work.

Sources consider Steve to be "excellent on corporate matters," while he is also regarded as "a calm head who knows his stuff and doesn't get flustered."

Chambers UK


  • Advised the founder shareholders of Unit 2 Games Limited in relation to their sale to Facebook;
  • Advised the founders of risual on their sale to Node4;
  • Advised the sellers of Transactor Global Solutions Limited to Open GI for £40m;
  • Advised CAD CAM Automotive in respect of a £300m investment by a Chinese Top 100 company, Red Sun Group.
  • Advised the owners of a London based leading online retail platform on the sale of their business for approximately £37m.
  • Undertook the restructuring of a South East based building, civil engineering, landfill and property business group (valued at approximately £40m).
  • Advised the owner of a London based hotel chain in respect of the restructuring of the group (valued at approximately £45m).
  • Advised the sellers of a £20m medical research and manufacturing business to an American west coast venture capitalist.



Steve has been at Wright Hassall since he completed his masters in International and European Business Law (distinction) at the University of Leeds, joining in 2005.  He trained at the firm and qualified into the corporate team in 2008. 

He has worked his way up and now heads up the corporate team.



Steve has a young family with three energetic/wild kids.  He spends his time chasing after them, either at sports clubs or doing homework, but mostly trying to prevent them burning the house down.

He enjoys most sports, in particular football, rugby and tennis.  Once the kids are a little older, he hopes to be back skiing. 

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