Stuart is a specialist regulatory and public law barrister. He is well-known for his expertise in consumer law, life sciences and food regulation, safety law, animal welfare, licensing, and environmental law.
A substantial proportion of his practice involves the representation of and the giving of advice to, companies and their directors and regulators, in public law challenges by way of judicial review or statutory appeal within his main practice areas. He defends and prosecutes in respect of criminal regulatory proceedings as well as appearing in civil proceedings, often in the first-tier tribunal. Much of his work involves significant issues of law and or fact and, invariably, highly technical expert evidence and he often appears, alone or as leader, against other senior specialist junior counsel or King’s Counsel.
He is ranked as a leading barrister by the legal directories in Consumer Law, Environmental and Licensing. Stuart is on List A of the Unified List of Special regulatory Advocates and has previously been instructed by the Health and Safety Executive, the Office for Rail and Road and the Information Commissioner.
Stuart is an advocacy trainer for Gray’s Inn.