Stewart Haywood
  • Stewart Haywood

  • Associate Solicitor


Northumbria University 2003-2007

Legal Qualifications:

2:1 LLB Exempting Honours degree

Career History:

  • Trainee solicitor, Tilly Bailey & Irvine, 2007 to 2009
  • Solicitor, Tilly Bailey & Irvine, 2009 to March 31st 2016
  • Associate, Tilly Bailey & Irvine, from April 1st 2016

Experience and Expertise:

I deal with a full range of court cases and have dealt with cases including homicide, sexual offences, conspiracy matters, white collar crime, motoring offences. Trial advocate and youth court specialist.

Career Highlights:

R v C – Advising a client arrested for a complex allegation of theft / handling stolen goods concerning the scrap metal industry

R v T – Defending a client charged as part of large scale buy to let mortgage fraud. 

Awards/Accreditations/Professional Memberships/Directorship:

  • Police station accredited representative
  • Magistrates court duty solicitor
  • Crown Court Advocate 


When You Were a Child, What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up?

A professional cricketer 

Why Law As a Career?

I wasn’t quite good enough at cricket

Describe Any Interesting Facts About You. Personal Achievements?

I once appeared on TV on an Alan Robson show to celebrate the achievements of a local voluntary instructor from my primary school. I was the child who refused to say well done! 

I have played cricket alongside and against a number of test match cricketers including Andrew Hall, Marcus North and Chris Martin. 

What One Thing Could You Not Live Without?

Loved ones, spending time with friends in Phils camper van and a Chinese takeaway!

Hobbies & Interests:

Playing cricket
Trips away