Steven Gasztowicz KC


Steven Gasztowicz KC specialises in property matters, planning and public law, and commercial and regulatory work. He advises and represents local authorities, companies, and private individuals. He appears before all courts, ranging from the Supreme Court to the High Court and county court. Steven also sits as a deputy High Court Judge in both the Queen’s Bench and Chancery Divisions, and as a Recorder, dealing with criminal, civil, and specialist chancery matters. He is also a qualified arbitrator. Steven has experience of a wide range of work, and provides authoritative and practical advice, as well as representation, particularly in the following areas: Property: rights of way, restrictive covenants, adverse possession, proprietary estoppel, trusts, highways, trespass, drainage law, nuisance claims, and commercial landlord and tenant Planning: planning and local plan inquiries, enforcement proceedings, statutory appeals, s106 obligations, ancillary rights, injunctions, and all other planning and planning-related work Public law: statutory powers, conduct matters, judicial review, and case stated, statutory, and other appeals Commercial and regulatory: contract, negligence and professional negligence, breach of statutory duty, misrepresentation, company, and regulatory matters His breadth of knowledge enables him to deal with matters crossing different fields, as well as those within individual practice areas. He works flexibly and quickly. Steven appears before the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, the High Court (both the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions, including the Administrative Court), county courts, and planning inspectors. He also appears before other tribunals, ranging from those dealing with property matters to disciplinary and other bodies.