Stuart initially qualified as a barrister in 1999 and cross qualified as a solicitor in 2006. He is an extremely experienced solicitor with a wealth of experience across a number of legal areas having previously practiced in London, Manchester, Oxford and Jersey.
He has over the years been involved in a wide range of legal cases ranging from representing a client charged with money laundering for a Colombian drug cartel to representing an individual charged in relation to the Jubilee Line fraud.
Stuart was part of a legal team that successfully defended a Director of a large pharmaceutical company who was prosecuted for allegedly price fixing pharmaceutical drugs supplied to the National Health Service. The case eventually went all the way to the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court) where the defence successfully argued that price fixing was not a criminal offence prior to the introduction of the Enterprise Act 2002. The case was the first price fixing/cartel prosecution by the Serious Fraud Office and has become an important legal precedent in criminal law.
In addition, Stuart has also represented company directors in matters involving complex regulatory and disciplinary offences, corporate manslaughter, extradition and blackmail cases.
Stuart has also practiced in the offshore jurisdiction of Jersey and during his time in the Channel Islands he was involved in the largest litigated trust case ever to come before the Royal Court in Jersey.
Over the years Stuart has represented individuals and businesses in a range of commercial and civil legal disputes from representing employers and employees in employment disputes to representing clients in complex construction litigation. His practice now spans many legal areas including contentious probate matters.
Stuart was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1999 and then cross qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2006. Stuart is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, Middle Temple Inn, The Disciplinary and Regulatory Lawyers Association and The Employment Lawyers Association.
Outside of work Stuart enjoys following football, rugby and cricket, reading novels and walking in the Oxfordshire countryside.
Areas of Expertise
- Criminal Law;
- Contentious Probate;
- Employment Law;
- Professional Disciplinary Proceedings;
- Health and Safety Law;
- Environmental Law;
- Trading Standards;
- Commercial and Civil Litigation