Year of call 1997
Stuart has a Real Property practice based on neighbouring land disputes at both residential and commercial level. This incorporates matters such as boundary disputes, easements and rights of light but his real specialism is in the law relating to the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 which now makes up approximately 90% of his practice. Consequently he has advised or appeared in court on hundreds of party wall cases nationwide in recent years.
Stuart also accepts instructions in regulatory crime matters, particularly those pertaining to the development of land, such as Planning enforcement, Environmental, and Health and Safety prosecutions.
Stuart’s extensive experience gained from working in the construction industry prior to practicing as a barrister means that he has an excellent technical knowledge to complement his legal training and experience which his clients find particularly useful, as well as combining his undoubted expertise with pragmatism.
As an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors, Stuart works closely with the Faculty and regularly appears as a speaker in their training seminars and regional forums throughout England & Wales, as well as frequently contributing to the Faculty’s newsletter on party wall matters.
Stuart also speaks at conferences organised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Pyramus and Thisbe club for party wall surveyors, the latter of which he is also a member.
Stuart receives instructions directly from lay members of the public, surveyors and other construction professionals (in addition to being instructed via the more traditional solicitor route) and has been instructed in this way since 2006.