Criminal, Motoring
and Regulatory lawyers

"Your trouble is our business"

Serious Crime

We have longstanding relationships with leading specialist counsel and a wealth of experience, and can instantly assume conduct of the most serious of matters.

General Crime

There are few if any categories of offending which Declan Gallagher or Graham Boutel have not successfully dealt with over their combined sixty plus years of working within the criminal justice system


Points and/or disqualification from driving can spell disaster.
Click on the motoring section at the bottom left of this page to see examples of the myriad ways in which we can protect you.


We are working remotely and your call may be diverted.
If you are not put through immediately, leave a message or click the ‘contact’ section below and we will get back to you.
We aim to respond within an hour.
We are still able to meet in person at our office within the historic Farmers Club in Bury St Edmunds, but only by prior arrangement so that we can ensure all appropriate protections .
Gallagher Law still provides representation at police stations and courts 24/7.

About Gallagher Law

Most people involved with the criminal justice system in Suffolk over the past twenty five years will know Declan Gallagher as the head of the criminal department at Burnett Barker solicitors.

And Graham Boutel as Declan’s right-hand man.

Gallagher Law continues their work, now as an independent firm specialising in criminal, motoring and regulatory law.*

So if you have used Burnett Barker in the past, Gallagher Law provides the same quality service from the same people; with the advantage of absolute specialism.

And if you are a new client, be reassured that you are in the hands of hugely experienced experts.


*Burnett Barker will no longer be practising in these fields; but will continue to provide a full service in other areas.

☍ Burnett Barker


We are available for police station and other emergencies at any time, day or night. For other urgent situations, we can usually provide an initial consultation within twenty-four hours. We deal with the full range of criminal offences, either in person or with the help of our carefully selected approved counsel.

Get in touch

Call Caroline

This site gives a glimpse of what we do. For more detail and to see how we can help you, a good way to start is with a fixed-fee initial appointment.
Call Caroline and let us start protecting your interests.

Police Station

If you find yourself in a police station say you wish to be represented by Gallagher Law and the police will contact us through the duty solicitor call centre.

If the police tell you they want to speak to you or invite you to the Police Station – say nothing until you have spoken to us Ring us and we will take you from there.

If you have a friend or relative in the police station, call us. We will contact the police and see what we can do. If they are not already represented, we can represent them.

If someone has already had representation, it may be necessary to pay privately if we are to assume conduct.