Stuart Hetherington


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Stuart Hetherington leads the trade and logistics team in both Sydney and Melbourne. Stuart has acted in a wide range of shipping and commercial litigation cases and has acted for P&I Clubs. He 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 October 2012, Stuart was appointed the first non- European President of the prestigious Comité Maritime International (CMI). 

In 2013 and 2014 Stuart was listed in Best Lawyers Australia for shipping, marine and transportation and in Chambers and Partners for shipping. Stuart was also awarded the 2014-2015 Sydney Shipping and Maritime Lawyer of the year by Best Lawyers Australia. Stuart was listed as a recommended lawyer in transport by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015, and as a leading lawyer in shipping by Who's Who Legal Transport 2015.

He has also served on the boards of the Sydney Port Authority and the Sydney Ports Corporation.

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 practice in the Supreme Courts NSW and Victoria, the Federal Court and the High Court of Australia. Stuart joined CBP Lawyers as a partner in 2005.