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For more than 15 years, Stuart Lawyers have represented or provided legal advice to thousands of Australians. See the table below setting out some historical milestones of Stuart Lawyers over the years.  We are committed to the delivery of quality legal services in a professional and straightforward way.  We have offices in Sydney, Parramatta, Adelaide and Brisbane.

Stuart Lawyers have successfully acted on behalf of residents in every State and Territory of Australia, and also residents of New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Central Europe, North America, Canada, Asia and the Middle East. Past clients have included:

  • Members of asbestos diseases support organisations in Australia;
  • Union members;
  • Building workers;
  • Drivers and passengers of motor vehicles;
  • Persons involved in divorce, de-facto separation and custody disputes;
  • Those in receipt of a grant of legal aid; and
  • High profile celebrities.

Stuart Lawyers have extensive litigation experience, having represented clients in proceedings commenced in more than a dozen different Courts and Tribunals in Australia, including several matters commenced in the High Court of Australia.  The litigation we undertake is varied and includes us regularly acting for workers in proceedings brought against some of Australia’s largest companies. 

Stuart Lawyers have also demonstrated its commitment to the community, having donated tens of thousands of dollars to not for profit organisations.  Further, we have provided pro bono (free) advice to union organisations and not for profit societies, and have made submissions to parliamentarians in respect to legislation.
Click on the tabs below to veiw a brief timeline history of Stuart Lawyers.

 
 

The 1990s

1991

Alex Stuart, the managing partner of Stuart Lawyers, commenced his legal career at a barristers chambers that specialised in compensation and industrial law.

1993

Alex Stuart commenced employment with a national law firm and worked primarily in the area of compensation law.

1994

Alex Stuart commenced employment with a large labour law firm and undertook work in the areas of compensation law, family law and criminal law.

1996

Alex Stuart was admitted to practice as a legal practitioner.

1997

Court judgments in 1997 that involved solicitors of Stuart Lawyers:

 

Boyle v State Rail Authority (NSW) & Others (1997) 14 NSWCCR 374

1998

Court judgments in 1998 that involved solicitors of Stuart Lawyers:

 

Cavanough v Workers Compensation (Dust Diseases) Board [1998] 15 NSWCCR 626

1999

Court judgments in 1999 that involved solicitors of Stuart Lawyers:
 
Gray v Australian Red Cross Society [1999] NSWDDT 9 NSWCCR 623
 
White v James Hardie & Coy Pty Ltd & Ors [1999] NSWDDT (24.09.1999)

Last decade

2000

Stuart Lawyers was established, trading under the name Alex Stuart & Associates, Solicitors.

 

Court judgments in 2000 where Stuart Lawyers acted for one of the parties:

 

Hearn v Commonwealth [2000] NSWDDT 12

 

Marriott v Gordon P Atkinson & Ors [1999] NSWDDT (18.09.2000)

2001

Court judgments in 2001 where Stuart Lawyers acted for one of the parties:
 
Commonwealth of Australia v Transadelaide & Anor (2001) 21 NSWCCR 483
 
Colombin v Transadelaide [2001] NSWDDT 13
 
Harper v Wallaby Grip Ltd & Ors [2001] NSWDDT 23
 
Harper v Wallaby Grip Ltd & Ors [2001] NSWDDT 24
 
David Joliffe Robert Munro v Commonwealth of Australia [2001] NSWDDT 7

2002

Court judgments in 2002 where Stuart Lawyers acted for one of the parties:
 
Claydon v Amaca Pty Ltd & Anor (No 2) [2002] NSWDDT 23
 
Dalby v Wallaby Grp Ltd and Ors [2002] NSWDDT 15
 
Hayes v Julia Farr Services Inc [2002] NSWDDT 27
 
Finn v Commonwealth of Australia & Ors [2002] NSWDDT (17.12.2002)
 
Irhazi v Workers Compensation (Dust Diseases) Board & Anor NSWCCR (14.10.2002)

2003

Alex Stuart was admitted to practice as a legal practitioner in the High Court of Australia.
 
Court judgments in 2003 where Stuart Lawyers acted for one of the parties;
 
Julia Farr Services Inc v Hayes [2003] NSWCA 142
 
Julia Farr Services Inc v Hayes [2003] NSWCA 37
 
Julia Farr Services Incorporated v. Hayes [2003] NSWCA 1
 
Thompson v CSR Ltd and Anor [2003] NSWDDT 7
 
Hill v Cockatoo Dockyard Pty Ltd [2003] NSWDDT 14
 
Varney v Sim-Chem (Australia) Pty Ltd & Ors [2003] NSWDDT (17.12.2003)
 
CSR Limited & Anor v Thompson (2003) 59 NSWLR 77
 
Shuttleworth v Amaca Pty Ltd [2003] NSWDDT (26.02.2003)
 
Langlands v State Rail Authority of NSW & Ors [2003] NSWDDT (15.01.2003)

2004

The Adelaide office of Stuart Lawyers was established.
 
Court judgments in 2004 where Stuart Lawyers acted for one of the parties:
 
CSR Limited & Anor v Thompson (2004) NSWCA 11
 
Routley v Bridgestone Australia Limited [2004] NSWDDT 4
 
John Ernest Lawrence v Orica Ltd and anor [2004] NSWDDT 17
 
Gustav Franz Bartowsky v BI (Contracting) Pty Ltd [2004] NSWDDT 44

2005

Court judgments in 2005 where Stuart Lawyers acted for one of the parties:
 
Latz v Hansen Family Investments [2005] NSWDDT 34
 
Latz v Hansen Family Investments & Anor [2005] NSWDDT 22
 
Hansen Family Investments & Anor [2005] NSWSC 454
 
Regit (no 2) Pty Limited v Bendyk; Hansen Family Investments Pty Ltd & Anor v Latz [2005] NSWSC 450

2006

The Parramatta office of Stuart Lawyers was established.
 
Court judgments in 2006 where Stuart Lawyers acted for one of the parties:
 
Frodyma v Royal Adelaide Hospital [2006] NSWDDT 11
 
Shepherd v Bluescope Steel (AIS) Pty Ltd [2006] NSWDDT 20

2007

Court judgments in 2007 where Stuart Lawyers acted for one of the parties:
 
CSR Limited & Anor v Eddy [2007] NSWSC 210

2008

Court judgments in 2008 where Stuart Lawyers acted for one of the parties:
 
CSR Limited v Eddy [2008] NSWCA 83

2009

Court judgments in 2009 where Stuart Lawyers acted for one of the parties:
 
Ratcliff v Bridgestone Australia Limited [2009] (District Court of South Australia 21.05.2009)

This decade

2010

Alex Stuart & Associates changed their name to Stuart Lawyers and the Brisbane office of Stuart Lawyers was established.
 
Court judgments in 2010 where Stuart Lawyers acted for one of the parties:
 
Hoffmann v Boland [2010] NSWSC 296