Stuart Roberts > Chambers of Christopher Williams > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Christopher Williams
Parklane Plowden
19 WESTGATE
LEEDS
LS1 2RD
England

Work Department

Stuart Roberts is a barrister at Parklane Plowden Chambers who specialises in Family: Property & Finance, Employment, Business and Commercial, Insurance, Professional Negligence, Court of Protection, Probate, Inheritance & Trusts and Property.

Position

Stuart has a strong practice comprising chancery, probate, commercial and employment work.  He has a calm, impressive Court presence and is a skilled cross-examiner.  He is also very good with solicitors and lay clients, who appreciate his robust but practical approach and no-nonsense advice.  He has been recommended in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 for many years as one of the top practitioners in his field in the region.

His caseload includes disputed wills and Inheritance Act cases (an area where he has a particular interest); proprietary estoppel; trusts of land/TOLATA; property claims; Court of Protection financial disputes, including statutory wills; partnership disputes; unfair prejudice claims; directors disqualification; guarantee claims; professional negligence (especially solicitors); insurance; restrictive covenants; and general chancery and commercial work.

Stuart deals with employment matters of all types in the ET; and with his broad civil expertise, he is perfectly placed to handle the full array of Court cases with an employment aspect, including: wrongful dismissal of senior employees; contract claims brought in Court for notice and bonus payments; claims involving directors including breach of service agreements and breach of fiduciary duty; and claims and injunctions relating to restrictive covenants, garden leave, confidential information, breach of contract and springboard injunctions.  He is regularly instructed to act on injunction applications at very short notice.

Career

Called: 1994

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

Education

Balliol College, Oxford Modern History BA 2:1

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Stuart RobertsParklane PlowdenPersonable, practical and confident