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Stuart joined Littleton in April 2019 upon completion of a Third Six Pupillage, having previously undertaken 12-month pupillage at a leading commercial set. Stuart accepts instructions across all Chambers’ core areas of work, and has a particular interest in commercial work.

Stuart has started to build a practice across these areas, with recent work including:

  • Bestolov v Povarenkin [2019] EWHC 1992 (Comm) – Represented the successful Claimant (led by Rupert D’Cruz) in a three-week Commercial Court trial between two Russian business, with judgment of over $7.5m;
  • Domestic & General Group Ltd et al. v Bank of Scotland plc [2018] 12 WLUK 68 – acted as sole counsel in a successful High Court application for a Norwich Pharmacal order against a bank relating to the identification of a suspected rogue trader (part of a series of actions reported on in the Evening Standard – link);
  • Kelly v Musicians’ Union – Assisted David Reade QC in a case before the Certification Officer concerning the correct construction of a Trade Union’s rules in relation to its disciplinary processes (case later proceeded to EAT);
  • Drafting pleadings, including an Amended Defence (led by Sam Neaman) in relation to a claim under the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993, an Unfair Prejudice Petition (led by Dale Martin QC) in relation to a full-service digital services consultancy, and a high-value Employment Tribunal discrimination claim (led by David Reade QC) in a hedge fund context;
  • Drafting witness statements in various commercial and employment cases;
  • Often appearing in the ET on a variety of matters, including, unfair dismissal, discrimination and unpaid wages claims.

Before coming to the Bar, Stuart achieved a First Class degree in Law from the University of Oxford and a Distinction in the BCL. He also worked as a Part-Time Fellow in Contract Law at UCL alongside his BPTC.

Outside of work, Stuart is a keen sportsman, travelling around the UK and Europe to play Flag American Football.

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