Stuart represents Tayside, Central and Fife.
Stuart was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2000 and sits at Alloa Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Courts. Stuart is a member of the Justice of the Peace Advisory Committee (JPAC) and the Training and Appraisal committee (JTAC) for the Sheriffdom of Tayside Central and Fife. From 2003 he has been a Tutor in Law at the University of Strathclyde Law School tutoring Tax Law, Public Law, Commercial Law, Contract Law, Delict and Administrative Law. Stuart sits on the Law Society of Scotland’s Regulatory Committee, the Scottish Criminal Rules Council and the Advisory Council to the Judicial Institute of Scotland. Stuart served on the Executive Committee of the Scottish Justices Association between 2009 -2014 and was Treasurer during this period.
A graduate of the University of Strathclyde Law School he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), member of CPA Australia and Senior Consultant at CIPFA with extensive experience of Accounting, Audit, Governance and Financial Management. Since joining CIPFA in 2005 he has led on complex Financial Management and Governance assignments throughout the UK and overseas. Stuart’s work has taken him across Central Government, Local Government, Health, Agencies and the 2007 he was appointed by the Scottish Government as the “Financial Expert” panel member of the Independent Health Scrutiny Panel. Recently Stuart was appointed to give ‘finance expert’ evidence to a high profile judicial inquiry relating to the Edinburgh Trams infrastructure project