LLB (Hons), Dip LP, NP
Practice Areas & Specialisms
Stuart is one of the most experienced litigators and family law practitioners in Tayside, regularly acting in high value and complex litigation, with more than 30 years of experience. A member of the Family Law Association, Stuart has been accredited as a Specialist in Family Law by the Law Society of Scotland for more than 15 years.
Stuart has a reputation as a tenacious litigator and often deals with referred work from other legal firms. He appears regularly in the Sheriff Court and often prepares and manages more complex cases in the Court of Session. He is also appointed by the local Court as a Curator ad Litem and Reporting Officer in Adoptions.
Stuart has taught both Family Law and Civil Court Practice and Procedure at the University of Dundee.
Stuart is very client focused and applies himself to ensure clients can understand and manage their cases effectively. As well as his daily client work, Stuart is the firm’s senior partner and the firm’s general “guru”.
Outside of the office, Stuart is married with three grown-up children. He is a dog lover, and spends most of his free time in the hills indulging his passion for all things outdoors, particularly skiing. He is an appalling but enthusiastic squash player.
Stuart is very involved in local charitable causes and coaches local sports teams. He served as a trustee of the Auchterarder Community Trust prior to his relocation to North Perthshire in 2017, and in 2019, he plans to fundraise for Mercy Corps and Mary's Meals by, for the third time, competing in the gruelling Kindrochit Quadrathlon, before facing the dreaded Heb later in the year. He is also an active team and committee member at Perth Sqaush Club.
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