After working in the I.T. industry and financial sector in various account management, quality assurance and training roles, Stuart spent 12 years working for the Legal Services Commission (now Legal Aid Agency) as a Contract Manager. He then spent three years as Head of the LSC’s Mental Health Unit from 2006 to 2009.
Stuart provides consultancy services on all legal aid contracting matters. He also works with the SQM Delivery Partnership as an auditor and trainer and is highly experienced in relation to the SQM audit process. He offers advice and assistance to providers in relation to SQM compliance and passing their SQM audit.
Stuart is also a Law Society Accredited Lexcel Consultant and Assessor and is able to assist firms in preparing for Lexcel Accreditation.
He assists firms with their SRA regulatory compliance and also trains and coaches practitioners on COLP and COFA compliance.
Stuart is an experienced speaker and has recently spoken at conferences organised by The Law Society, the Legal Aid Practitioners Group and the Mental Health Lawyers Association.
Stuart has also achieved a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA).