For many years Stuart has been recognised in Chambers & Partners and in the Legal 500 as a leading junior in both commercial and employment litigation where his abilities as an advocate and a tactician have been highly praised. Now acknowledged as "one of the best juniors around" (Chambers and Partners 2012) other recent reviews confirm that status:
“Sources say as an advocate he is superlative to work with, as he has enormous judgement and speaks beautifully."
“The man you want in your corner if you have a case you need to win at all costs”.
His practice covers a broad range of commercial and employment litigation. Details are to be found in the entries separately made on the Chambers website.
He has a particular expertise in cases involving breaches of fiduciary duty, having co-authored (with Andrew Stafford QC) Fiduciary Duties: Directors and Employees (Jordans 2008), now the leading practitioner work in the area.
Stuart has also been noted in the legal directories for the “lack of flannelling that characterises his approach to litigation." Often as frustrated as litigants by the uncommerciality of litigation, his approach is to identify the end-game at an early stage, and to get there as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.