Steven Gasztowicz QC has substantial experience in land and property matters.
His land law work includes adverse possession, rights of way, restrictive covenants, and highway matters.
Other property work covers such things as contract, making and resisting claims to constructive and resulting trust interests, matters relating to fraudulent transfers, breach of trust and of fiduciary duty, and claims made following death. He also deals with commercial landlord and tenant disputes.
His work also includes advising on methods of securing development having regard to land restrictions, and advising on and establishing ancillary rights. He also has knowledge of the related fields of planning and local government law.
He has appeared in landmark cases concerning matters as diverse as rights to develop land notwithstanding village green status (Barratt Homes Ltd v Spooner), rights of connection to the sewerage system (BDW Trading v Welsh Water), and limitation matters (Bajwa v Furini).
In addition, he has experience of dealing with claims for professional negligence by solicitors, surveyors, and others, in relation to land law matters and of dealing with more obscure claims relating to property such as actions for damages following the exercise of council powers.
He appears in all types of court dealing with property work, including not only the High Court, but also the Lands Tribunal, the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry, and county courts.
He is also a qualified arbitrator, and both accepts appointment as an arbitrator and represents parties in arbitration in relation to property matters.
Steven is a member of the Property Bar Association.