Mr Steven Gasztowicz QC
Call: 1981 Gray’s Inn
LL.B. (Hons) University of Nottingham
Steven Gasztowicz was called to the Bar in 1981 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2009. He is also a Recorder and a Deputy High Court Judge (in both the Queen’s Bench and Chancery Divisions).
In addition, he is a qualified arbitrator (MCIArb) and both accepts work before arbitrators and appointment as an arbitrator.
He has experience in a wide range of areas, including:
- Contract and other commercial litigation
- Land law and property matters
- Planning and local government law
- Chancery work (including company law)
- Negligence, professional negligence, and regulatory matters
He appears as a QC 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 experience of litigation ranges from disputes over land rights to commercial claims, and actions for negligence and professional negligence.
His planning work includes appearing at inquires, on statutory appeals, and on judicial review applications before the courts and also dealing with wider planning related issues, for example to enable development to go ahead, or pursuing or resisting claims for injunctions or damages.
In the property law field he is the author of one of the leading texts, ‘Scamell & Gasztowicz on Land Covenants’.
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 and on circuit, and his experience of Midlands courts includes the Business and Property Courts, and other specialist courts like the Administrative Court as well as Queen’s Bench Division and county court. 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.