Stuart Barr - Principal

Stuart  Barr

Family Law

Direct number:+61 8 8210 1254
Mobile:+61 4 0908 0470

Stuart has more than 25 years experience as a family lawyer. He is an accredited family law specialist in South Australia, Victoria and the Northern Territory.
He also has over 20 years experience as a mediator. He is NMAS accredited and has successfully conducted hundreds of mediations as an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. He is also a qualified collaborative family law practitioner.

Stuart has qualifications in law and business management. In the course of his career, he has lectured in business law and served on the board of Relationships Australia (NT). He is the current Chair of the Japan Australia Business Council (SA).
He is a family law arbitrator and has decided appeals in child support cases as a member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal. He has served as an Independent Children’s Lawyer appointed to represent the interests of children in complex parenting cases and is a former contributing author to LexisNexis Family Law Forms and Precedents.
Before establishing his own specialist family law firm in 2006, Stuart led the family law sections of commercial law firms in Melbourne and Darwin, and the family and civil law section of the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission. Stuart joined Norman Waterhouse in 2014 and became a Principal of the firm in 2018. 
Stuart is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. He has expertise in all aspects of family law, with a particular interest in resolving difficult or complex disputes and international family law cases.