Steven Gasztowicz KC

Silk: 2009 | Call: 1981

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Steven Gasztowicz KC
Daryl Hughes, Senior Practice Manager

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 King’s Bench and Chancery Divisions, and as a Recorder, dealing with criminal, civil, and specialist chancery matters. He is also a qualified arbitrator.

In addition, he is the author of the third edition of Scamell and Gasztowicz on Land Covenants, the leading work since its first publication by Professor Scamell in 1996. The book covers both restrictive and positive covenants and associated topics such as planning obligations.

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 King’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.