Qualifications: College of Law, Guildford : Solicitors Finals Exams
Stuart is a commercial solicitor with considerable experience of serving a wide range of commercial clients including banks and building societies, developers and builders, and service and manufacturing clients.
His work includes shareholders and joint-venture agreements, often in connection with land purchase and development transactions, share sales and acquisitions, reorganisations and buy-backs, asset sales and purchases, company set-ups, articles of association (commercial and charitable), partnership deeds, LLP agreements, and rules for clubs.
Stuart also handles a wide range of commercial contracts including supply of goods and services (including public-sector contracts for provision of employment-related services), landowners' collaboration agreements for development, software, copyright and other intellectual property licences, loan and other banking and security documentation.
He also has experience of contentious matters such as general commercial claims in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal, commercial mediation relating to contracts (including ‘overage’ agreements), restrictive covenants over land, negligence, trespass and nuisance, as well as claims to possession of land and boundary disputes.
Stuart is married with three children. He has a keen interest in history, especially medieval and military, and was formerly a member and treasurer of a 15th Century re-enactment society. He is also interested in aviation, especially First and Second World War ‘warbirds’, and appreciates a wide-range of music. Stuart is a keen supporter of Rugby Union (England and Bath), runs to keep fit and occasionally plays badminton. He shot in several archery competitions at school and University and played hockey for the Law Faculty.