Darren Stewart

Practice Overview: 

Darren joined Albion Chambers in January 2019 following a successful 14-year career as a solicitor. Originally called to the Bar in 2002, he cross-qualified with Eversheds LLP, being admitted to the Roll in 2004. Following his tenure at Eversheds LLP, Darren sought out other lead and management roles within the South-Wales area that would allow him to expand his repertoire and knowledge in a broad range of legal areas including employment, commercial and civil litigation and business law. In 2009 he set up his own firm, delivering legal services to SMEs and start-up businesses. He was repeatedly instructed by firms and entrepreneurs that included: the largest independent caterer in Wales, a contestant on Dragons Den and an executive director of a Welsh rugby team, amongst many others.

In 2016 Darren was invited to work on a consultancy basis with a number of local authorities including Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Wiltshire, in addition to smaller parish and community councils. Darren advised at every level of management from HR assistants to Chief Executive, and on matters that included disputes on high-value demolition agreements to proceedings involving the sale of a 5,000-year-old Egyptian statuette. Darren spent a year heading up the employment and litigation team in a shared service company, delivering legal advice to a number of local authorities, NGOs and NfP organisations advising at director level and in regard to a complicated TUPE transfer.

His pragmatic and empathetic style, extensive knowledge combined with his professional experience as a solicitor allows him to segue seamlessly into the delivery of legal services from initial instruction to eventual conclusion.

Darren practises in employment, civil and regulatory law.

Client Recommendations:

Darren is a highly competent lawyer with a diverse and broad skillset… He demonstrates versatility and professionalism, commitment and dedication, along with the intellectual confidence to undertake any task asked of him” - Solicitor at local authority

“Darren has done some great assessments which have been well received by the team – very thorough and sound advice” - Instructing solicitor

 

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