Greg Stewart
  • Location: Camberwell Green
  • Role: Principal solicitor
  • Practice Area: Criminal Defence

Greg is a member of the Law Society Criminal Law Committee and has been appointed as its specialist youth justice practitioner. He regularly provides continuing education in the area of youth justice for various providers including the College of Law; LexisNexis and WestLaw. In January 2014 he was called to give evidence to the Parliamentary Cross Party Inquiry into the Youth Justice System and his views were widely quoted in the final report – see the Carlile Report dated June 2014.

He is a co-author of Criminal Appeals Handbook to be published by Bloomsbury in early 2015.

Over the years he has been involved in many reported cases in the higher courts challenging aspects of youth court practice. He has been ranked in the current (and past) editions of the leading guides to the legal professions: Chambers UK; the Legal 500 and Super Lawyers. He is a member of the Law Society Association of Higher Court Advocates and the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association.

He has appeared on many radio and television discussions of legal topics including most recently the documentary Guilty by Association broadcast by BBC in September 2014 on the doctrine of joint enterprise.

Greg Stewart is co-editor of the Criminal Appeals Handbook, published by Bloomsbury Professional and available here.

It’s an accessible and practical yet comprehensive guide to criminal appeals at the Court of Appeal.

The current edition of Chambers UK states:

Sources applaud “outstanding solicitor” Greg Stewart for his high-profile criminal appellate work. He is described as “very professional, extremely hard-working and very good with his clients. He provides extremely high-quality representation.”

The current edition of the Legal 500:

At GT Stewart Solicitors, Greg Stewart is ‘extremely dedicated’ and leads a busy appeals practice. The group also has a specialist youth court team, and handles a large amount of publicly funded legal aid work.

Awards & Nominations

  • In 2014 Greg was shortlisted for the Modern Law Awards Lawyer of the Year 2014 GT Stewart was shortlisted for the Modern Law Awards Law Firm of the Year.
  • GT Stewart was also shortlisted for the Legal Aid Practitioners Group Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards (known as the LALYS) – Legal Aid Firm of the Year 2014.
  • Greg Stewart has been shortlisted for Lawyer of the Year 2015 and GT Stewart Solicitors for Law Firm of the Year 2015 at the Modern Law Awards 2015

Academic/Vocational

  • 2003 Solicitor Advocate of the Higher Courts (Crime)
  • 1993 Admitted as Solicitor of the Supreme Court England & Wales
  • 1990 Law Society Finals, College of Law Chester
  • 1989 Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Leeds

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