Stewart has more than 35 years’ experience advising on all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration, principally in the High Court and specialist courts in London. He has been a partner in Royds and now Royds Withy King since 1988.
Whether a multinational corporation or a family run company, a professional partnership or an individual entrepreneur, Stewart brings specialist expertise across a broad spectrum.
- Advising clients in banking and financial services litigation including regulatory issues, disputes concerning loan facilities, secured lending, guarantees and documentary credits, structured products and derivatives.
- Advising airlines in disputes concerning airside and landside services, regulatory matters and in particular issues involving the CAA and passenger and cargo claims arising under the EC Regulations.
- Resolving complex property related disputes for owners and tenants, particularly restrictive covenants; boundary disputes and construction and building disputes.
- Advising overseas clients on disputes arising both in the domestic jurisdiction and where there are multi-jurisdictional issues arising involving both litigation and international arbitration procedures.
State Bank of India, Bank of India, Air India, Air France, Monsoon Accessorize and Smyths Toys
Bank of India v Riat (2014)
Advising the Bank of India on a dispute over enforcing personal guarantees provided by individuals when entering into commercial lending facilities.
Sea Cargo Skips AS v State Bank of India (2013)
Acting for the State Bank of India on a dispute over honouring a demand from the Buyer made under a refund guarantee.
Small v Oliver & Saunders (Developments) Ltd (2006)
Advising Mr Small in his successful claim that using a part of original land for access to a new development breached a restrictive covenant.
Stewart is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association and the City of London Law Society.
Outside of work Stewart enjoys tennis and is a member of the Woking Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.