Stuart Hetherington - Colin Biggers & Paisley

Stuart Hetherington

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011
Phone: 61 2 8281 4477

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.

University of CambridgeMA 1973
Comite Maritime International Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand

Office Location

Level 42, 2 Park Street
G.P.O. BOX 214
Sydney, NSW 2001

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Shipping & Maritime Law of the Sydney Metro Area
Stuart Hetherington has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Insurance Law
Shipping & Maritime Law
Transportation Law

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