Speak to our friendly staff directly  +44 (0)20 7242 2523

A leading set specialising in commercial, construction, insurance and property law


'excellent technical knowledge' - The Legal 500, 2011

Year of call: 1974


John Gallagher has an extensive practice with experience in professional indemnity and malpractice, clinical negligence, personal injury, general contract and insurance claims and disciplinary tribunal inquiries, and contested probate claims. He accepts direct access instructions.


  • 1969-1972 King’s College, University of London
  • 1970 Masom Scholar in Classics
  • 1972 BA Classics, AKC Theology
  • 1974 Called to the Bar, Gray's Inn
  • 1990 Appointed to the Bar Council panel to prosecute cases for the Professional Conduct Committee before the Bar Disciplinary Tribunal.
  • 1995 Assistant Recorder, Crown Court
  • 1999 Appointed Professional member of the Sports Dispute Resolution Panel
  • 2000 Recorder, Crown Court
  • 2000 Recorders “Civil” ticket
  • 2005 Chancellor, Diocese of Rochester
  • 2014 Elected to be a Master of the Bench of Grays Inn

Professional Associations

  • Bar Sports Group
  • London Commercial and Common Law Bar Association
  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • South Eastern Circuit

Outside Interests

  • Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers
  • Member of MCC
  • President of HAC Cricket Club
  • Vice Chairman of Old Millhillians Rugby Football Club
  • President Indian Civil Service Association
  • Member Pakistan Society
  • Trustee of Samaritans Purse