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John Stewart

John Toohey Chambers

First Floor
Chin Building
18 Knuckey Street

GPO Box 3348

Tel: 08 8981 0625 (direct)

Practice Details

Admitted to the Supreme Court:
Signed the Bar Roll:

John Stewart

John Stewart is a barrister at John Toohey Chambers in Darwin, Northern Territory.


John moved to the Northern Territory after extensive experience as a solicitor in Sydney and country New South Wales. He joined Ward Keller in 1985. He was a litigation partner for 24 years including 6 years as managing partner. He has handled a large number of significant cases involving litigation and mediation within the Northern Territory, interstate and overseas. He joined John Toohey Chambers in 2010.

John is the Chairman of Thoroughbred Racing NT, the Deputy Chairman of the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal and the Legal Member of the Building Practitioners Board.

John’s areas of practice are predominately in civil litigation. He will accept briefs as counsel or as mediator.

Areas of Practice
  • Common Law/Personal Injury
  • Insurance - disability claims (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Intentional Torts (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Judicial Review - motor accident (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Motor Vehicles (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Negligence (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Professional Negligence (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Commercial
  • Building and Construction (Commercial)
  • Contractual Disputes (Commercial)
  • Insurance (Commercial)
  • Partnership Disputes (Commercial)
  • Professional Liability (Commercial)
  • Real Property (Commercial)
  • Public/Administrative
  • Disciplinary Proceedings (Public/Administrative)
  • Liquor Licensing (Public/Administrative)
  • Equity
  • Real Property (Equity)
  • Trusts (Equity)
  • Wills and Probate (Equity)
  • Arbitrators (Alternative Dispute Resolution)
  • Mediators (Alternative Dispute Resolution)