Mark Galtrey > Chambers of Guy Fetherstonhaugh KC and Stephen Jourdan KC > London, England > Barrister Profile

Chambers of Guy Fetherstonhaugh KC and Stephen Jourdan KC
Falcon Chambers


Mark Galtrey specialises in real estate litigation. He regularly appears in the High Court and County Court, with substantial experience of multi-day trials. He also has a growing appellate practice and will appear twice in the Court of Appeal in 2020.

Mark’s recent cases have related to the following areas:

  • Commercial landlord and tenant, including renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, dilapidations, breach of covenant, rent review and forfeiture;
  • Residential landlord and Tenant, including rights of first refusal, possession proceedings, enfranchisement, service charge, right to manage, forfeiture and relief, alterations and nuisance;
  • Fire Safely issues relating to both commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters;
  • Easements, public rights of way, restrictive covenants and boundary disputes;
  • Proprietary estoppel;
  • Adverse Possession;
  • Mortgages and receivership;
  • Land Registration;
  • Agriculture.


His scientific and accounting background gives him a particular expertise in matters involving complex financial and valuation issues. Before coming to the Bar, he qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant and was in the UK Civil Service in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Whilst in the Civil Service, he was responsible for valuing complex financial assets, and acted as lead financial negotiator with HM Treasury.


Chancery Bar Association and the Property Bar Association.


Before coming to the Bar, Mark obtained a first-class degree in Natural Sciences from Selwyn College Cambridge, being placed top in the University in the Part II examinations, and went on to complete a PhD in the quantum physics of LEDs. He completed his GDL and BPTC at City Law School, being graded Outstanding and winning the prestigious Senior Moot competition.


Away from work, Mark is a semi-professional cellist and orchestral conductor.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Mark GaltreyFalcon Chambers ‘Mark is an effective advocate who is always up for a challenge. He puts things in an easy to understand way, supported by solid written work. He is practical and academic in excellent combination.’