In January 2009, Stuart was appointed the Diocesan Registrar and Bishop's Legal Secretary for the Diocese of Norwich.
Stuart is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2016]. In this edition, clients say that Stuart and colleague James Hall are "very competent and understand the [Charities] sector well." In a previous edition he is described as "very approachable and helpful, and provides prompt, clear and concise advice".
Stuart graduated from Cambridge University in 1980 before training and practising with a west country law firm. He spent 17 years with Tarmac Limited where he was based in the UK, the Middle East and Germany, but now lives with his family in Norfolk.