Stuart undertakes criminal defence and prosecution work. He has been instructed in a wide range of cases, including section 18 GBHs, Fraud, trading standards infringements, indecent images and general violence, traffic and dishonesty matters across Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Courts.
Stuart is currently a Level 1 Panel Advocate for the CPS. His on-going case load includes a number of appeals against conviction and private prosecutions and POCA matters.
Stuart has particular experience of vulnerable lay clients, both those found unfit to plea and the young or those who are neural atypical or suffering from mental disorders.
In addition to crime and associated matters, Stuart has also appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court in extradition cases. He is noted by solicitors for fiercely defending clients and intelligent application of the law to achieve desired results.
LLB Law (hons) Warwick: 2:1
Young Legal Aid Lawyers
Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association
R v C – Large-scale Proceeds of Crime Act (£1,000,000 +) proceedings relating to trademark infringement and evasion of income tax (ongoing – as prosecution advocate)
R v A & A – Youth Court section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent. Required consideration of phone evidence and medial analysis/examination as to causation and injury.
R v N et al – 21 Count fraud indictment including use of false trademarks and targeting of vulnerable victims.