Declan Gallagher – Crime & Motoring Partner

Declan GallagherI am a specialist Criminal Defence and Motoring Partner with over 20 years’ experience and head the firm’s Crime and Motoring team.

I am a graduate of Queens University  Belfast and  an admitted solicitor in Northern Ireland (1990) as well as England and Wales (1994).

I am a  Court and Police Station duty solicitor and I am qualified as a Higher Courts Advocate.

I represent clients at all stages of the criminal process up to and sometimes beyond Crown Court trial.

Call 01284 701131


Memberships & Accreditations

  • Duty Solicitor (Police Station and Court)
  • Law Society Accredited Criminal Litigator
  • Higher Courts Advocate (Criminal)
  • Criminal Law Solicitor’s Association


External Interests & Community Involvement

  • Legal Officer to Eastern Counties Rugby Football Union
  • Eastern Counties Disciplinary Committee
  • Saxophonist with: The Starlight Showband; The Rinaldi Express and The Moonstompers

I am supported by:

Carol Bowden - SecretaryCarol Bowden

After working for the Courts Service for 7 years and then 11 years of working in the Criminal Department for another firm, I joined Burnett Barker Solicitors in February 2013 initially to cover Caroline’s maternity leave.

I thoroughly enjoy the work which is extremely varied – helping clients, liaising with the Courts and barristers and looking after my three Criminal Solicitors!

I have represented Suffolk playing badminton for a number of years and over the last ten years have played for the Veterans County Squad. This has taken me all over the country and abroad and I still play for my local club in Bury St Edmunds.