Stuart Bell – Director / Lawyer

After gaining dual degrees in Economics and Law, Stuart started his own firm in 1996 in the Whitsundays, which at the time was on the cusp of its first major property boom in decades.
Recognizing this, Stuart launched a boutique service called Property Development Law, and dedicated himself to offering a niche service to that emerging market.

During this time Stuart also co-founded Powerup Project Reticulation, an underground power reticulation service for developers, and statutory authorities, now also installing fibre for NBN Co.Powerup has afforded him an insight into civil construction which allows him a far greater and extremely valuable understanding of the process (and pitfalls) of property development. As such, PD LAW adds more value to the project consultancy team than most other traditional legal services.

In 2012 the boutique legal service incorporated and re-badged to PD Law. Stuart is a director and part owner and he feels the way PD LAW manage their business and offer their services has undergone massive, exciting change, due in large part to its new management structure. Stuart believes it’s been challenging to break away from a traditional legal service model, and, a bit like exercise, once you start out on redesigning the way you do business, it’s addictive and rewarding and you don’t want to stop.

Although PD LAW is a small operation, they adapt quickly. They embrace the concept of portability and the knowledge worker, they’ve got a true Statewide presence and a strong international client base.
Stuart’s clients know he enjoy’s what he does!