Stuart is a solicitor and has over 40 years’ experience in Family Law and Court litigation. He conducts most of his own advocacy and has dealt with many cases involving litigants in person. He is a member of the Law Society Children Panel and an Accredited Specialist in Private Children and Cohabitation with Resolution. Until January 2016 he was Chief Assessor of the Law Society Family Law Panel and an Adjudicator for the Legal Aid Agency. Stuart is also a former external examiner of the Nottingham Law School. He is the author of "Rights of Grandparents in Children Proceedings" and "'A Practical Guide to Working with Litigants in Person and McKenzie Friends in Family Cases".