Stuart was admitted to practise as a solicitor in 1973 and as a Barrister in 1976. During his career he has appeared in many courts in most jurisdictions. His work is now principally concerned with Common Law personal injury matters.
He has acted as a District Court Arbitrator and as a Commissioner for taking evidence on commission. He has acted as a Mediator and represented clients at mediations.
As the senior member of the Wollongong Bar, Stuart is the Representative of the NSW Bar Association for Wollongong. He regularly represents the Bar at Court and University functions.