Stuart joined the firm in 2009 as a senior associate and joined Dan Parker in partnership in 2014.
His specialist areas are:
-Construction, disputes and building defect claims – representing home owners, bodies corporate and commercial property owners alike;
-Liability claims against architects, engineers and construction design consultants;
-Contractual disputes, including misrepresentation, cancellation and specific performance claims;
-Lease and property law disputes;
-Unit Titles Act 2010 issues;
-Employment law advice and representation;
-Judicial review (of decisions and actions of public bodies); and
-Other civil commercial litigation.
Stuart has appeared as an advocate at all levels of the legal system, from various specialist tribunals to the Supreme Court (as junior counsel).
Recent highlights include advising on prospective class action proceedings and litigation funding arrangements, and acting on a substantial class action against cladding manufacturer James Hardie. This proceeding involves allegations of inherent defects in the Harditex cladding system manufactured by James Hardie, and consideration of intrinsically complex questions of law and procedure in this highly specialised area.
Stuart is taking a keen interest in the recent Rules Committee and Law Commission papers in this area and will continue to follow developments with interest.
Outside of work Stuart is a keen reader and history fanatic with a penchant for Game of Thrones. He also plays golf (at times poorly) and makes an excellent Margarita.