Steven Gasztowicz QC

Mr Steven Gasztowicz QC

Call: 1981 Gray’s Inn
LL.B. (Hons) University of Nottingham
Door Tenant

Steven Gasztowicz was called to the Bar in 1981 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2009. He is also a Recorder.

He has experience in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Contract and other commercial litigation
  • Planning and local government law 
  • Land law and property matters
  • Chancery work (including company law) 
  • Negligence, professional negligence, and regulatory matters

He appears before all courts and other tribunals, including the Appeal Courts, the High Court, county courts, and planning inspectors.

He was one of the last counsel ever to address the House of Lords, and one of the first to attend the new Supreme Court.

His planning work includes appearing at inquires, on statutory appeals, and on judicial review applications and also dealing with wider planning related issues, for example to enable development to go ahead, or pursuing or resisting claims for damages.

His experience of litigation ranges from contractual and commercial claims to disputes over land rights, and actions for negligence and professional negligence.

Throughout his practice areas he advises on rights and liabilities, and on how best to press his clients’ position, and achieve practical solutions.

He appears both in London on circuit, and his experience of Midlands courts includes both the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions of the High Court, specialist courts like the Administrative Court, and county courts. He has also appeared at many planning inquiries in the area.

He lives in Leicestershire and is happy to hold consultations at New Street Chambers or elsewhere as required.


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