Stuart, an industrial disease solicitor based in Thompsons Solicitors' Newcastle office, brings extensive expertise to complex and high-value asbestos litigation. He specialises in asbestos-related conditions like mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, asbestosis, pleural thickening, and pleural effusion. Stuart has consistently demonstrated adeptness in representing clients facing terminal illnesses or those who have lost loved ones to asbestos diseases.
His track-record in securing substantial settlements reflects his dedication and proficiency. Stuart's compassionate approach stands out just as much as his litigation skills, especially when helping vulnerable clients navigate the intricate world of asbestos litigation during emotionally challenging times.
His commitment to representing working individuals against often challenging employment conditions speaks volumes. Stuart passionately believes in standing against inadequate workplace conditions, ensuring that every individual's voice is heard and justice prevails.
Stuart's journey with Thompsons began in 2008, where he served as a paralegal in the equal pay and employment team. Here, he worked diligently on class action suits concerning historical sex discrimination and equal pay actions against local authorities, championing the cause of trade union clients.
Although he briefly stepped away from Thompsons in 2012, he soon returned, delving into various sectors of personal injury litigation, eventually leading him to specialise in industrial disease.
Following eight productive years as a paralegal, Stuart embraced the opportunity for further growth, completing his training contract and earning his qualification as a solicitor in 2018.
Today, with more than five years of post-qualification experience in industrial disease litigation, he continues his crucial work with Thompsons' specialised asbestos litigation team, representing both union and non-union clients.
Outside the professional realm, Stuart's interests are as diverse as they are intriguing. A retired touring bass guitarist, he still finds joy in playing whenever he can. Stuart is also a home-brewing enthusiast and is close to becoming fluent in German. On the athletic front, he's an avid seven-a-side football player and enjoys swimming. In both his professional and personal life, Stuart embodies a unique blend of passion, dedication, and versatility.