With a caring, compassionate nature and an innate sense of justice, human rights issues are very important to Stuart, having worked in Parliament and at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. This included the development of draft legislation to criminalise British participation in extraordinary rendition, and litigation in the UK and US under Freedom of Information laws to secure the release of important information on rendition. Naturally he welcomes instructions with a human rights element that will enable him to bring his experience and skills in this arena to the fore.
Stuart has experience of pleading and advising in actions against the police and related claims, such as false imprisonment, and misfeasance in public office. Examples of his recent work include advising in relation to an alleged assault by a police officer and alleged breaches of Article 5 of the ECHR by the Parole Board. He is a member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel.
Police Law Cases
S v GMP (2016) – Stuart acted for the claimant from the outset in this action against the police following a police dog bite, advising on prospects, quantum and evidence, and ultimately securing a settlement.