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Admitted as a solicitor:  1996 


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Construction (Contentious and Non-Contentious) 


Stuart joined DJB in 2022 as a Partner specialising in Construction, with 26 years’ experience in both transactional and litigation matters.  Stuart was formerly a Partner at Edwin Coe LLP, Candey LLP, Pinsent Masons and a Senior Associate at Freshfields. 


Stuart is a dual qualified, US and UK, and specialises in areas such as construction law, property development and dispute resolution.  Stuart’s experience below highlights that he frequently has dealings with cross-border construction disputes and acts for US companies to carry out work in Europe and the Middle East in both the construction and energy sectors.


Stuart is a member of the Drafting Committee of the Society of the Construction Law responsible for producing the Protocol for the determination of Claims for Extensions of Time and Compensation for Delay and Disruption.


  • Acting for Northern & Shell Plc as the lead partner on the redevelopment of the Westferry Printworks site on the Isle of Dogs. 

  • Acted for the developer on a Resi Award winning Development in Mayfair, which consisted of seven exceptionally high-quality luxury apartments. Advised on all construction aspects of the development including JCT building contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties and fit-out contracts.

  • Acted for the Contractor in its dispute against the Employer on a copper mining project in Kazakhstan. The contracts in dispute were an EPC contract, an engineering design and services contract and equipment supply contracts. Dispute resolution was LCIA Arbitration in London and the value of the dispute was in excess of $15 million.

  • Acted for a specialist subcontractor on its five disputes arising out of the construction of the New Doha International Airport. Multimillion dollar claims were submitted up the contractual chain for delay and prolongation damage and three ICC Arbitrations were commenced. 

  • Acting for a family group of companies performing power station projects and oil and gas exploration and production projects in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The contract for the power station contract was based on a heavily amended FIDIC red book agreement.

  • Represented Monde Petroleum in the High Court action Monde Petroleum v LeeLanes and others, case number HQ11X02340.

  • Acted for a UK based Hotel Group on developments in London, Manchester and Leeds. The two London hotels at the time of construction, were the largest new build hotel projects in London.

  • Advising a UK port operator with regard to the construction of a warehousing and distribution centre.

  • Acting for a US company on the negotiation of a Distribution and Sales Agency Agreement for the distribution of wastewater treatment equipment in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Iraq and Jordan.

  • Acted for a UK NHS Trust on the negotiation of the Project Agreement for the design, build, operation and maintenance of an energy centre for a term of 15 years. 

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