Stuart trained in Yorkshire and qualified in 1967.
He became a partner in a west end firm in 1970 specialising in litigation for the Musicians Union in the course of which he acted as an advocate in an 85 day Performing Rights Tribunal hearing. In 1993 he joined a well known Fleet Street firm dealing with general litigation and in 1998 became Litigation Partner in a Holborn entertainment firm which in 2008 merged and moved to the West End. Stuart ‘retired’ in 2010 but has recently returned to legal practice as a Consultant.
Stuart’s experience is varied encompassing commercial disputes, arbitrations, employment law, defamation, property, family disputes, wills and probate contentious and non contentious and personal injury claims. He has been involved in a number of high profile matters including Privy Council Appeals Partnership disputes.
He was a Legal Services Commission chairman and is an occasional adjudicator. His extramural interests include rugby (both codes), golf, tennis, cricket, walking and amateur operatics.