Stewart is a partner in DLA Piper’s real estate group, specialising in planning, infrastructure and compulsory purchase. She acts for a range of clients in both the public and private sector. Her particular practice focuses on complex development and regeneration projects that are backed by CPO. Stewart works closely with the wider real estate team to provide clients with pro-active, outcomes-based advice, which is both practical and commercially focused. Prior to joining DLAP, Stewart spent time as a legislative draftsman and advisory lawyer for the Welsh government and a period in-house as the planning lawyer for a unitary authority. She is also a non-executive director of a community interest company which focuses on building resilience in both individuals and the community it serves, to drive placemaking through empowerment and local ownership of a severely deprived area.