Stuart is a Solicitor and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and partner in the restructuring and insolvency group of Stephenson Harwood LLP based in London. He advises clients on all aspects of restructuring and insolvency issues of a contentious nature. He has been involved in this area since 1984 and was President of the Insolvency Lawyers Association in 2001/2002. In 2007, He was appointed a Deputy Insolvency and Companies Court Judge sitting in the Business and Property Courts located in the Rolls Building of the Royal Courts of Justice. He is the current President of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3).