Stuart Hetherington is a partner in the Commercial Dispute Resolution Group as well as the Insurance Group and leads a team of practitioners knowledgeable in trade and transport law at Colin, Biggers & Paisley. Stuart has acted in a wide range of commercial litigation cases and has also acted for many overseas and local insurance companies and syndicates, conducting cases in diverse areas including ﬁre, professional indemnity, directors and ofﬁcers liability, product liability, ﬁnancial institutions and business interruption.
Stuart was awarded the Lloyd’s List DCN Maritime Service Award in 2010.
In April 2005, Stuart was appointed one of two Vice Presidents of the prestigious Comité Maritime International (CMI). His term of office was extended for a period of three years in 2009. He chaired the International Sub Committee of CMI on the topic of "Places of Refuge" and is currently chairing the International Working Group and Sub Committee on Salvage. In October 2012 Stuart was appointed President of the CMI.
He has also served on the boards of the Sydney Ports Corporation and the New South Wales Chapter of the Australian Insurance Law Association.
Stuart is an accomplished author, having published Annotated Admiralty Legislation in 1988 and numerous articles. He has also presented papers at seminars for clients, the legal profession and the insurance and shipping industries.
Stuart was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1973 and admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1978. He is admitted to practise in the Supreme Court NSW, Federal Court and High Court of Australia. Stuart joined Colin, Biggers & Paisley as a partner in 2005.