years as a disputes lawyer, Stuart acted for and against
contractors, fabricators and manufacturers in disputes
in the engineering and manufacturing sectors, including
the following examples:
between medical devices company and supplier
operating rooms over terms of supply.
between the UK dealer of Caterpillar machines, engines
and parts and customer over the source of returned parts,
in particular whether the parts were new or had originated
from a dismantled used engine.
Dispute between paint manufacturer and bus operator
over product specification and painting process in application
to a fleet of buses.
between coal supplier and contractor over the construction
of a coal sorting and washing plant.
by food producer against contractor arising
out of the
specification and supply of food processing plant.
against concrete producer arising out of the construction
of a concrete production plant.
between listed company and lift-provider
arising from manufacture and installation
of a lift
system at head office.
between food manufacturer and packaging supplier over
complex packaging specification and product performance.
between distributor and manufacturer arising out of
specification and performance of building products.
by distributor against contract manufacturer over specification
and performance of toothpaste compound.
between sub-ocean pipeline engineering company and Asian
customer arising out of specification and performance
of pipeline “pigs”.
between distributor and manufacturer over specification
and performance of discoloured pvc window frames.
against US-owned manufacturer of plastic bearings by
Dutch customer over performance and specification
bearings used in manufacturing process.
between medical devices manufacturer and process engineering
company over the supply and fitting
between engineering contractor and Iranian customer
over the specification and performance of drilling equipment
and terms of supply.
between supplier and French customer over specification
and performance of electrical components.
claims by oil company against fleet truck supplier over
mechanical performance and specification of trucks.
between manufacturer and US-owned customer over specification
and performance of HGV chassis.
by civil engineering contractor against sub-contractor
over interruption of power supply to site.
against supplier over performance and specification
of precision heat and temperature control systems.
between distributor and Italian manufacturer over specification
and performance of furniture.
between manufacturer and distributor over specification
and performance of window and door furniture.
by governors of new-build school against contractors
and consultant engineers over fuel-efficiency of design
and installation of structure and systems.
between manufacturer and power system supplier in dispute
over defective electrical components.
proceedings by supplier against Greek company over specification
and performance of liquid gas equipment to project in
between Finnish manufacturer and supplier of pressure
vessels and sub-contractor over specification and performance
of high pressure system.
between civil engineering building products manufacturer
and contractor over specification and performance of
heavy-duty plastic drainage.
by battery manufacturer against casings supplier over
technical characteristics of plastic casings.
between Dutch supplier and main contractor over specification
and performance of water filtration membranes.
between distributor and Indian manufacturer of chemical
products over product specification.
between UK carpet manufacturer and major customer over
technical specification and performance of product.
against designer and manufacturer of vehicle-tracking
devices and related systems brought by Spanish distributor.
between hotel and kitchen manufacturer over defective
equipment and delays in delivery.
between UK textile manufacturer and Turkish supplier
of yarn over specification and technical performance
by carpet manufacturer against supplier over defective