Stan Gallagher

Year of call 1994

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“Very knowledgeable in this field, and happy to assist with additional pieces of advice.”

Legal 500 2015

“A pragmatic and good-natured adviser.”

Legal 500 2014

“Thorough, calm and effective advocate.”

Legal 500 2009

“Rated for enfranchisement.”

Legal 500 2008
  • Contributor, Service Charges & Management: Law & Practice 2nd edition (Sweet & Maxwell)
  • Contributor editor, Leasehold Valuation Tribunal Practice & Procedure 2004 (Sweet & Maxwell)
  • LLB BEc, Monash University, Australia
  • Property Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Association

Stan Gallagher’s practice is exclusively in the field of real property and related areas, with an emphasis on landlord & tenant, particularly leasehold enfranchisement work and the property law issues concerning developers.

He is well known for his Property Tribunal work. He frequently appears in the Upper Tribunal, as well as in the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the County Court.

Stan is regularly instructed on behalf of a wide range of private and social landlords, though he frequently acts for tenants. In addition, Stan often works directly with surveyors under the Bar’s professional access arrangements. He is currently involved in a number of large scale residential leasehold disputes, including Reiner v Triplark (RTM Company’s powers and duties re consents to assign).

Areas of expertise

Stan has considerable advocacy experience before the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal and in the civil courts up to and including Court of Appeal level,including in many reported cases.

Experienced in large scale landlord and tenant litigation (over 200 leaseholders), including borough wide cases acting for Local Authorities, Housing Associations and groups of leaseholders.

Notable Cases

  • 9 Cornwall Crescent London Ltd v Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (CA) [2006] 1 WLR 1186, [2005] EWCA Civ 324 Leasehold enfranchisement - Validity of counter service.
  • Arrowdell v Coniston Court (North) Hove Ltd [2007] RVR 39 (LT) Power of Lands Tribunal on appeal, LVT use of own experience, development value.
  • The Arbib Conjoined Appeals (Lands Tribunal) [2005] 3 EGLR 139 Leasehold enfranchisement - Deferment rates.
  • Cascades & Quayside Freehold Limited v Cascades Freehold Limited (CA) [2007] EWCA Civ 1555
  • Cawthorne & Other v Hamdan [2007] Ch 187, [2007] EWCA Civ 6 Landlord and tenant - Leasehold enfranchisement - Landlord's counter-notice admitting right to enfranchisement and making no leasehold proposals - Subsequent leaseback notice - Whether leaseback notice is valid.
  • Gaingold Ltd & Another v WHRA RTM Co Ltd [2006] 1 EGLR 81 (LT) Landlord and tenant - Right to manage - Exclusion of non-residential parts - Lease of part for business and ancillary residential accommodation - What part occupied or intended to be occupied for residential purposes.

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