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Before signing the Bar Roll, Stewart practised as a solicitor with Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) and with Gadens Lawyers.

Stewart is a widely-published author.  He edited, and contributed chapters to, the book Insolvent Investments (LexisNexis, 2015).  He is on the Editorial Board of the Insolvency Law Journal, and has published articles in journals including the Australian Law JournalInternational Corporate Rescue, the Insolvency Law Journal, the Company and Securities Law Journal and the Australian Bar Review.  Several of his articles have been cited in superior court judgments.

In 2010, Stewart was appointed as a member of the Cross-Border Insolvency Working Group jointly established by the Australian Treasury and the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development.

Stewart is a Fellow of INSOL International.  He passed INSOL's Global Insolvency Law & Practice Course with honours, having achieved the highest result of the class of 2009-10.

Stewart is also a member of the Law Council of Australia's Insolvency and Reconstruction Law Committee and a member of the Australian Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA).

Cases that have proceeded to judgment include:

Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Freelance Global v Bensted [2016] VSC 181
  • Re Arrium Limited; Australian Workers’ Union & Ors v Billingham [2016] FCA 384
  • Lewis & Anor v LG Electronics Australia Pty Ltd & Ors (No 2) (2016) 111 ACSR 538, [2016] VSC 63; (No 1) (2014) 291 FLR 407, [2014] VSC 644
  • Malec Holdings Pty Ltd v Scotts Agencies Pty Ltd [2015] VSCA 330
  • Boz One Pty Ltd & Anor v McLellan & Ors; McLellan & Ors v Gadens (2015) 105 ACSR 325; (2014) 101 ACSR 442
  • Kapila, in the matter of Edelsten (2014) 320 ALR 506 (for NAB)
  • Dixon & Ors v Wieselman & Ors (2013) 93 ACSR 576
  • Vasudevan & Ors v Becon Constructions Australia Pty Ltd & Anor [2013] VSC 748
  • Commonwealth of Australia v Maclean Bay Pty Ltd [2013] FCA 86
  • Lofthouse v Environmental Consultants International Pty Ltd and Ors [2012] VSC 416
  • Re Australian Property Custodian Holdings Ltd [2012] VSC 124 (for ASIC, as amicus curiae)
  • Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Zinc Port Melbourne Pty Ltd [2012] FCA 358
  • Mernda Developments Pty Ltd v Alamanda Property Investments No 2 Pty Ltd [2011] VSCA 392
  • Mango Boulevard Pty Ltd v Whitton; In the matter of Spencer [2011] FCA 418
  • Menzies v PACCAR Financial Pty Ltd [2011] FCA 1161; [2010] FCA 931; [2010] FCA 748
  • Moteca Holdings Pty Ltd and Ors v Commissioner of Taxation [2010] VSC 644
  • Horne, in the matter of Kakavas [2010] FCA 1410
  • Bayview Concepts Pty Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue [2009] VSC 568
  • Redepay Pty Ltd v Net4U.com.au Pty Ltd [2009] VSC 316
  • Phisci Pty Ltd v Green Frog Nominees Pty Ltd, Opes Prime Stockbroking Pty Ltd & Ors [2008] FCA 638; (No 2) [2008] FCA 1492; (No 3) [2009] FCA 43
  • Pyrenees Vineyard Management Pty Ltd v Frajman (2008) 69 ACSR 95
  • Pattison v Bell [2007] FCA 137
  • Bufalo v Official Trustee in Bankruptcy (2007) 5 ABC(NS) 516
  • Nathan v Capital Finance Australia Ltd [2006] FCA 1623
  • Onesteel Reinforcing Pty Ltd v Westpoint Corporation Pty Ltd (2005) 23 ACLC 1384
  • Papua New Guinea Dockyard Limited v Adams (2005) 215 ALR 742
  • Cervantes Pty Ltd v Moutidis (2005) 212 ALR 619
  • Lofthouse, re Riverside Nursing Care Pty Ltd (2004) 22 ACLC 215
  • Gao v The Official Trustee in Bankruptcy [2003] FCAFC 84

Corporations and Securities

  • ASIC v Australian Property Custodian Holdings Ltd (No 4) (2014) 103 ACSR 1; (No 3) [2013] FCA 1342; (No 2) (2013) 94 ACSR 492; [2012] FCA 1051, 1077
  • Earglow Pty Limited v Sigma Pharmaceuticals Limited [2012] FCA 1496 (class action)
  • Espasia Pty Ltd, in the matter of Farm By Nature Pty Ltd (2009) 181 FCR 555

Banking and Finance

  • Chapman v Commonwealth Bank of Australia [2012] VSCA 162
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Sky Empire Pty Ltd & Ors [2011] VSC 591; [2009] VSC 22
  • Davies v Commonwealth Bank of Australia [2011] VCAT 860; [2009] VCAT 90
  • Perpetual Trustee Co Ltd v Smith (2010) 186 FCR 566
  • Haslam v Money for Living (Aust) Pty Ltd (2008) 172 FCR 308
  • Middleton Nominees Pty Ltd v Westpac Banking Corporation Ltd [2008] FCA 371
  • Slaveska v Commonwealth Bank of Australia [2008] VCAT 110; [2008] VCAT 2072
  • Chacmol Holdings Pty Ltd v Handberg (2005) 215 ALR 748
  • Equuscorp Pty Ltd v Rigert & Anor (2003) ASC 155-061
General Commercial Law
  • ACN 002 693 843 Box Pty Ltd v Australian Corrugated Box Co Pty Ltd [2013] VSCA 223
  • Hodgson v Amcor Ltd; Amcor Ltd v Barnes & Ors [2012] VSC 94, 434; [2011] VSC 204, 269, 272, 294, 295, 309
  • Education Equity Pty Ltd v Austock Group Ltd [2012] VSC 69
  • Holihan v Amcor Ltd; Amcor Ltd v Barnes [2015] VSC 90; [2011] VSCA 225; [2011] VSC 341, 347
  • Metalicus Pty Ltd v Metwholesale Pty Ltd [2011] VSC 2
  • Di Pietro & Anor v Basjo Catering Pty Ltd & Ors [2009] VSCA 223
  • Haslam v Money for Living Pty Ltd (No 2) [2007] FCA 1981
  • Equuscorp Pty Ltd v Belperio [2006] VSC 14
Administrative and Public Law
  • Fletcher v Salvation Army & Ors [2005] VCAT 1523
  • Gubbins v Wyndham City Council (2004) 9 VR 620
  • Viewcross Services Pty Ltd v Telstra Corporation Limited [2003] AATA 1025
Legal Practise
  • Boz One Pty Ltd & Anor v McLellan & Ors; McLellan & Ors v Gadens (2015) 105 ACSR 325; (2014) 101 ACSR 442
  • Equuscorp Pty Ltd v Wilmoth Field Warne [2008] HCA Trans 211; (2007) 18 VR 250
  • Vaughan v Legal Services Board [2009] VSCA 187
  • Perkins v Victorian Bar Inc & Anor [2007] HCA Trans 608; [2007] VSCA 107
  • Westpoint Corporation Pty Ltd v Deacons [2005] VSC 520

Victorian Bar Committee memberships

  • Audit & Finance Committee
  • Ethics Committee
  • Chair - Commercial Bar Association - Insolvency