Year of call 1994
Stan Gallagher’s practice is exclusively in the field of real property and related areas, with an emphasis on landlord & tenant, particularly leasehold enfranchisement, breaches of covenant, the legal issues that concern developers and recovering possession of commercial premises.
He is particularly 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. He is also good at solving problems and achieving favourable outcomes for clients at mediations, settlement meetings and all other forms of ADR.
Stan is regularly instructed on behalf of a wide range of landlords and other property owners, 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 high-profile leasehold disputes, including Assethold v Eveline Road RTM Company Limited  UKUT 26 (LC) (qualifying premises for RTM) that is on appeal to the Court of Appeal and Aneesh Limited v Hinchliffe & Others  UKUT 82 (LC)) (compensation payable on a collective enfranchisement) that is also being appealed to the Court of Appeal.
Stan has considerable advocacy experience before the Property Tribunals and the civil courts up to and including Court of Appeal level, He has been in many reported cases across the range of his areas of expertise, including: enfranchisement valuation cases; breaches of covenant; service charge disputes and consultation; 1954 Act business tenancies; evictions from commercial premises; forfeiture; compulsory purchase and contested RTMs.
Stan is particularly effective in conducting settlement negotiations on behalf of clients in mediations and other forms of ADR: for example, in 2023, the prompt negotiated recovery of possession of a large regional sports stadium on complex commercial terms.