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Commercial / Contractual
Stuart has experience in all types of interim, final and enforcement hearings in the County Court.
Stuart has experience of commercial and contractual disputes and personal injury claims (across all tracks and including disposal hearings).

Financial Remedies
Stuart has a strong practice in the field of Financial Remedies (including jurisdiction disputes and schedule 1 applications).

Stuart regularly attends all stages of the process and places a strong emphasis on attempting to resolve disputes at FDR or before. Stuart is client focused and will always work alongside his solicitors to ensure the client achieves the best outcome to their particular circumstances.

Recent cases:
S v S [2020] Family Court at Canterbury (Jurisdiction dispute)
Stuart opposed an application to rescind decree nisi and dismiss financial remedy proceedings notwithstanding a valid talaq having been granted in Oman.

Chancery
Stuart is also experienced in drafting and advising in various chancery related matters.

Stuart has particular experience in resolving disputes involving trusts and notably in relation to matters arising out of the Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and Proprietary estoppel. Stuart’s understanding of civil litigation and the CPR makes him well suited to advising and attending on these complex chancery claims. Stuart understands the cost implications of these cases (he is able to assist with CCMCs) and is able to attend at mediation as required.

Recent cases:
Langford v Perrin [2020] County Court at Central London – 4-day multi-track
Stuart successfully defended a claim brought by a former occupant of a property claiming a beneficial interest. Stuart successfully obtained an adverse costs order on the indemnity basis against the Claimant.

Real Property and Landlord and Tenant
Stuart regularly attends (and has instructed others) in relation to landlord and tenant, real property and other housing related matters. He has particular experience in mortgage related hearings and their associated appeals. He has been involved in complex matters which have involved commercially important and sensitive issues.
Stuart can therefore assist with:
• Mortgage disputes including technical defences
• Residential Landlord and Tenant
• Claims for disrepair
• Boundary disputes
• Applications under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996
• Applications for orders for Sale
• Trespass
• ASBI

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