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 practice spans personal injury, industrial disease, professional discipline and employment work.

Stuart has enjoyed 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.

Stuart has a particular interest in industrial disease, particularly in the deafness domain where he has considerable experience.

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.  In particular, Stuart has a specialism in industrial noise claims.

In addition, Stuart has acted in or advised in relation to a range of disease claims, including asbestos and hand arm vibration syndrome claims.

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

Stuart’s industrial disease work has included:

  • 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.
  • A number of successful limitation arguments run at trial on the application of Sections 11, 14 and 33 of the Limitation Act 1980.

Employment

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.

Inquests

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.

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.

Credit Hire

Stuart Brady has significant experience of credit hire trials.

 

He has enjoyed many successes and repeat instructions from the some of the biggest claimant and defendant firms in the credit hire market.

 

Stuart is very happy running arguments on enforceability, impecuniosity, rates, and period.  He had a notable recent success in relation to an argument on period, which led to a strike out and third party and wasted costs orders.  This was possible because Stuart has a thorough knowledge of the CPR and knows when and how to push procedural arguments alongside substantive arguments.

Stuart has a very practical approach, is detailed but succinct and therefore effective in cross examination, and prides himself on persuading judges to take a common-sense approach in the face of tangential points often taken by opposing credit hire advocates.

View full profile >>

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, Alan Kilbey MBE. Our phone number is +44 (0)20 7583 9241. Alternatively, please email us at chambers@farrarsbuilding.co.uk

For more information about our clerking team, please click here for the clerks page.

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

 

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.