Stuart Brady

Stuart Brady

  • Called in 2012

Stuart is a civil practitioner who prides himself on his approachable, clear and decisive approach in court, in conference and on paper.

Stuart’s sports law work enables him to draw on his expertise across personal injury, disease and employment and combine that with his experience as a former professional rugby player with the Saracens.

Stuart enjoys a significant paperwork practice alongside his advocacy at trials on the fast-track and multitrack, on appeal, at inquests, and at multiday professional discipline and employment hearings.

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Personal Injury

Stuart has extensive experience of acting in personal injury claims for claimants and defendants.

Stuart’s multitrack and fast-track work has covered employer’s liability, public liability, highways, occupiers’ liability, defective premises, nuisance, Animals Act, and road traffic claims.

Stuart has extensive drafting and advisory experience across such claims and has a very robust and practical approach in running and defending such matters.

Stuart is very happy appearing at CCMC hearings and joint settlement meetings, and in dealing with expert evidence.

Stuart’s personal injury experience has included:

  • A complicated multiparty highways claim involving a brain injury caused to a cyclist by overhanging vegetation which was successfully settled.
  • A successful defective premise claim against a social landlord in relation to defective maintenance works that caused multiple organ failure.
  • Successfully defending a legally complicated claim under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 after a multiday trial and lengthy written submissions.

Industrial Disease

Stuart has been instructed in a very significant number of industrial disease cases.

Stuart has acted in or advised in relation to a broad range of disease claims, including noise induced hearing loss, asbestos and hand arm vibration syndrome claims.  He has also acted in contribution claims in these areas.

Stuart is very comfortable dealing with expert evidence and limitation matters both on paper and at trial.

Stuart’s industrial disease work has included:

  • Novel arguments about employers’ “date of knowledge”, foreseeability and standard of care.
  • Successfully running arguments at trial that adverse inferences under the approach in Keefe v Isle of Man Steam should be adopted where there has been a failure to conduct noise surveys.
  • Successful limitation arguments run at trial on the application of Sections 11, 14 and 33 of the Limitation Act 1980.

Clinical Negligence

Stuart enjoys a busy and diverse clinical negligence practice.

Stuart has acted in claims against NHS Trusts, general practitioners, surgeons, dentists and other medical professionals.

This work has seen Stuart conduct work across pain management, gynaecology, orthopaedic surgery, dental surgery, orthodontics, and other medical fields.

The subject matter of such claims has been as diverse as negligent prescription of painkillers, negligently conducted dental or orthopaedic surgery, negligent post-natal care and a number of failures to diagnose.

Stuart is very comfortable dealing with experts and advising on matters of breach and causation.  He takes a very practical and pragmatic approach in the advice he provides on tactics.

Sports Law

Stuart’s sports law work straddles personal injury, industrial disease and employment law.  He also has significant experience of professional disciplinary actions.

Stuart is currently instructed in proposed group actions being brought by rugby union and rugby league professional players against their governing bodies in relation to long term brain injuries.  He brings a unique perspective as a former professional rugby player himself with the Saracens club.

Additionally, Stuart has experience in football matters and has appeared at a Football Association arbitration representing a Football League Club in a dispute over the dismissal of a manager.

Stuart has significant experience in professional discipline work, including on appeal at the High Court, and is well-placed to deal with matters relating to disciplinary cases in the sports sector.


Stuart has advised or appeared in the employment tribunal on discrimination, unfair dismissal, harassment and employment status claims.  Stuart has also drafted statements of case across these areas.

Whilst the majority of Stuart’s employment work has been for claimants, he has acted for respondents and is very happy to do so.

Stuart is happy to accept employment instructions on a public access basis taking instructions directly from members of the public where appropriate.

Stuart’s employment and Equality Act work has included:

  • Appearing for a Football League club at an arbitration involving the dismissal of its manager for gross misconduct.
  • Successfully running an appeal on a victimisation claim under the Equality Act.
  • Successful disability discrimination claims running to over a week.
  • Successfully acting in multiday unfair dismissal claims.
  • Acting on a direct access basis to help lay clients bring discrimination claims to settlement.

Regulatory & Disciplinary

Stuart has had excellent results in his professional disciplinary practice.  The bulk of Stuart’s experience has come from acting for teachers at their disciplinary tribunal – now the Teaching Regulation Agency.

Stuart has run an appeal in the High Court arising from a professional disciplinary matter.

Stuart also has experience of acting in General Medical Council matters.

As a former professional rugby player, Stuart would be happy to accept instructions in relation to sporting disciplinary matters.

Stuart is happy to advise and consider acting in professional disciplinary matters on a public access basis taking instructions directly from members of the public, where appropriate.

Professional Negligence

Stuart has a diverse professional negligence practice.

Stuart has recently acted in claims relating to surveyors and solicitors, alongside a busy medical negligence practice.  Such claims have included negligence in conveyancing, litigation, landlord and tenant matters, and tax.

Stuart is aided in his professional negligence practice by his heterogenous civil common law practice. He is able to gain a quick grasp of the issues in the case and identifying a tactical way forward for a client.

Stuart is always mindful of very carefully advising on matters of causation in such claims.


Stuart has appeared at a broad range of coroner’s inquests for families, insurers and professional parties.

Stuart’s coronial practice has spanned road traffic, care home, hospital, and workplace deaths.

Stuart is happy to advise and consider acting in inquests on a public access basis taking instructions directly from members of the public, where appropriate.

Civil Fraud

Stuart acts very regularly in civil matters with a fraud element.  This includes low-speed impact claims, claims with arguments about causation, staged accidents, and fraud rings.

Stuart prides himself on his robust cross-examination and pragmatic advice provided in conference.

General Common Law

Stuart’s practice has seen him act on broad range of what may be considered “civil common law” matters.  This has included sale of goods claims, construction disputes and various other contractual matters.

If you would like to instruct Stuart Brady or would like help or advice in doing so, please call and talk to our excellent clerking team, led by Chief Executive/Director of Clerking, Paul Cray. Our phone number is +44 (0)20 7583 9241. Alternatively, please email us at

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Appointments & Memberships

Personal Injury Bar Association

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Employment Lawyers Association

Education & Qualifications

Bachelor of Law (LLB) – First Class – University of Law, London

Bar Professional Training Course – Very Competent – University of Law, London

Graduate Diploma in Law – Distinction – University of Law, London

Graduate Certificate in Procurement Law – University of Nottingham

Graduate Diploma in Economics – Birkbeck College – University of London

International Politics and Policy (BA) – First Class – University of Liverpool


Directory Quotes

Stuart is ranked as a ‘Leading Junior’ for Personal Injury by Legal 500.

‘Stuart is exceptionally committed and diligent. He leaves no stone unturned and goes the extra mile to address any gaps in a case.’ Legal 500, 2024

Personal Interests

Stuart was once a professional rugby player, he is now a recreational cricketer and cyclist.  Stuart stood for parliament at the 2019 general election and is a founder and Trustee of a charity providing support to young people in The Gambia, West Africa.