Solicitor - Dispute Resolution Team
Stuart has over a number of years established a broad practice in the Civil Courts regularly conducting claims in the County Court, High Court and the Court of Appeal, with particular emphasis on commercial litigation, property ownership (Gallarotti v Sebastianelli  EWCA Civ 865) and he is in particular concerned with resolving disputes in the wider property field.
Stuart acts for both large and small private UK and overseas companies in resolving the various disputes that can arise for businesses. His expertise incorporates commercial building disputes, breach of contract, contract repudiation and termination, partnership related matters and agency disputes. He is also able to advise on professional negligence claims and issues arising out of professional conduct.
Stuart acts for both landlords and tenants in all aspects of commercial property be they high profile, national companies or individual business owners and in particular conducts contested lease renewal claims under the 1954 legislation. His experience in incorporates all aspects of dilapidations claims and he is able to advise on service charge collection and arrears, forfeiture and relief, unauthorised alterations and use.
Stuart acts for both landlords and tenants in all aspects of residential leases, both short and long term including repossession of property, service charge disputes and disrepair and is able to advise on the procedure in both the First Tier tribunal, the Upper Tribunal and the Courts including reasonableness of service charge and defective lease terms.
Stuart has over the years advised on the many varied aspects of freehold property and is happy to advise on rights of way, easements, boundary disputes, freehold covenants and party wall issues.
Thames Valley University – LPC
Westminster University – CPE
University of Essex BA (Hons) Philosophy
Bishop’s Stortford Boys’ College
Stuart enjoys history and the arts and is often in a London gallery or museum.
He enjoys swimming and running and maintains an interest in woodwork and DIY.