A dispute resolution lawyer specialising in ethical dispute prevention.
Stuart advises on a broad range of commercial and consumer disputes, including professional negligence, breach of contract claims, shareholder and director disputes, product liability, the civil recovery of monies obtained through fraud, boundary disputes, occupiers liability and constructive trusts. He also advises on civil disputes arising out of firearms activities and countryside pursuits and property ownership. He is a member of the Research Ethics Committee at Oxford University and acts as a trusted advisor to corporations who want to reduce the potential for disputes through the adoption of ethical business practices.
Stuart acts for limited companies, partnerships, sole traders, associations, manufacturers and private individuals. He has broad sector experience and specialist knowledge of the firearms industry.
Examples of how Stuart has helped clients include:
- recovering a six-figure sum for a private individual whose name was left off the title deeds of a property they had invested in and who faced receiving nothing after the property was sold;
- advising an international manufacturer on the complex legal and public issues arising from the Grenfell disaster;
- defending the supplier of irrigation equipment against a breach of contract claim arising out of failed agricultural crop production; and
- advising a national amateur sports association on the drafting of its code of ethics to avoid the potential for disputes.