Stuart joined Chambers after having been part of the management team at a solicitor’s firm based in Canary Wharf, London. Stuart gained significant advocacy experience in this role and regularly attended and conducted hearings in both the High and County Courts.
Stuart’s enjoys a mixed civil and financial remedy practice and is known for giving clear, practical and commercially minded advice.
Commercial / Contractual
Stuart has experience in all types of interim, final and enforcement hearings in the County Court.
Stuart has experience of commercial and contractual disputes and personal injury claims (across all tracks and including disposal hearings).
Stuart has a strong practice in the field of Financial Remedies (including jurisdiction disputes and schedule 1 applications).
Stuart regularly attends all stages of the process and places a strong emphasis on attempting to resolve disputes at FDR or before. Stuart is client focused and will always work alongside his solicitors to ensure the client achieves the best outcome to their particular circumstances.
S v S  Family Court at Canterbury (Jurisdiction dispute)
Stuart opposed an application to rescind decree nisi and dismiss financial remedy proceedings notwithstanding a valid talaq having been granted in Oman.
Stuart is also experienced in drafting and advising in various chancery related matters.
Stuart has particular experience in resolving disputes involving trusts and notably in relation to matters arising out of the Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and Proprietary estoppel. Stuart’s understanding of civil litigation and the CPR makes him well suited to advising and attending on these complex chancery claims. Stuart understands the cost implications of these cases (he is able to assist with CCMCs) and is able to attend at mediation as required.
Langford v Perrin  County Court at Central London – 4-day multi-track
Stuart successfully defended a claim brought by a former occupant of a property claiming a beneficial interest. Stuart successfully obtained an adverse costs order on the indemnity basis against the Claimant.
Real Property and Landlord and Tenant
Stuart regularly attends (and has instructed others) in relation to landlord and tenant, real property and other housing related matters. He has particular experience in mortgage related hearings and their associated appeals. He has been involved in complex matters which have involved commercially important and sensitive issues.
Stuart can therefore assist with:
• Mortgage disputes including technical defences
• Residential Landlord and Tenant
• Claims for disrepair
• Boundary disputes
• Applications under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996
• Applications for orders for Sale
Stuart is able to accept instructions in all areas of insolvency litigation. He has particular experience in personal insolvency and winding up petitions.
- Lincoln’s Inn Denning Scholar
- STEP Affiliate
- French (Fluent)
- Bar Vocational Course – University of Law
- English and French Law LLB (Hnrs) – University of Kent
Stuart is responsible for pupillage at Stour Chambers.
Prior to joining Stour, Stuart lead his firm’s corporate social responsibility program. He was responsible for event management and raised many thousands of pounds for various charities.
Stuart is (or likes to think he is) a successful long-distance runner; he has completed several marathons and countless half marathons all over Europe.
When Stuart is not running, he and his wife spend most of their spare time travelling and exploring with their young daughter; they can often be found somewhere between Canterbury and Whitstable on the “Crab and Winkle way”.
This set comes recommended for its members' expertise in children and matrimonial finance matters. The children cases range across both public and private law work, and include those concerning non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and fabricated illness. On the financial side, the set's barristers demonstrate the ability to act in substantial financial remedies cases as well as Schedule 1 and TOLATA matters.~ Chambers UK Bar Guide 2020
Specialising in matrimonial finance and children matters. Members appear in the regional courts as well as the High Court and the Court of Appeal. They often act in financial remedy proceedings relating to farms, companies, properties and other assets. In addition they are adept at dealing with serious child care allegations including physical abuse and death.~ Chambers UK Bar Guide 2019
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