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.

As a graduate of Queens University Belfast, I am 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.

It’s my job to represent clients at all stages of the criminal process up to and sometimes beyond Crown Court trial.

Regularly attending the Criminal Courts in Ipswich, Cambridge, Norwich and Colchester, I am also able to travel further when necessary.

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

We’re here to help. Call on 01284 701131

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Read more on our Crime and Motoring Services for individuals.

You may also wish to take advantage of our £99 fixed fee consultation where we will help you understand where you stand and what your options are.

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.