Stuart is a dispute resolution and litigation lawyer based in London, and a member of the Business Ethics & Anti-Corruption Group.
He has experience in commercial litigation, arbitration and matters concerning business ethics, most notably relating to anti-corruption and business & human rights.
Stuart has worked on complex investigations and risk-management exercises for clients in the energy, mining / extraction, financial and telecommunications sectors, including a project involving reporting to the World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency.
During 2012, Stuart was seconded to the anti-corruption function of BP’s legal department for seven months, where he worked on internal investigations and high-value upstream projects.
Stuart is a member of the Global Business & Human Rights Group. He has published articles and guest lectures on the subject to post-graduate students at University College London, where he previously obtained an LLM focusing on international trade, investment, human rights and the work of Professor John Ruggie, the former UN Secretary-General's Special Representative on Business & Human Rights.
Just as many businesses are turning their attention to their next slavery and human trafficking statement, the government has published updated guidance on the reporting obligations set out in section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015..
November 07, 2017
This landmark judgment from the Court of Appeal means that 1,826 Zambian villagers can bring a claim in the English courts against UK-based Vedanta and its Zambian subsidiary KCM..
November 06, 2017
Jehan-Philipe Wood and Stuart Neely have written an article on the UK government’s national action plan..
September 27, 2013