Tansy Galvin Principal Associate

Speaks:  English, French

Qualified: 2014 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  Birmingham

Tansy Galvin

Tansy Galvin helps clients to manoeuvre developments through the planning system with speed and efficiency.

Her expertise covers all aspects of planning. She is always conscious of the need for a commercial approach, ensuring her clients not only have a legal answer as to what they should be doing, but also an overview on the various ways they can approach a solution to get the most effective result.

Her dealings with developers means Tansy has a well-rounded perspective on day-to-day planning matters such as drafting and negotiating section 106 agreements, but she also brings substantive expertise in areas such as the interpretation and application of planning policy and carrying out due diligence in relation to major acquisitions.

Tansy also deals with planning-related litigation and contentious claims and has advised on judicial review proceedings and land compensation claims. She is used to working closely with clients in order to deliver results within challenging timescales, providing a responsive service that assists them to get their developments over the line.

Planning is a dynamic and ever changing area of law. The fast pace of change in government legislation and developing case law in the area means that we have to be constantly improving our knowledge so we can ensure our clients get up-to-date advice.


Tansy's clients are predominantly house builders, developers and public sector authorities.


Advising a public sector authority in connection with the resolution of a compensation claim in the Upper Tribunal relating to the compulsory purchase of land for the London Olympics. Tansy assisted with the preparation of the claim on behalf of the authority and attended the Upper Tribunal in order to assist Counsel.

Advising a developer in relation to a compulsory purchase order for retail use, including assisting with the preparation for inquiry and negotiating related infrastructure agreements.

Advising a public sector authority in connection with a CPO including dealing with objections and the making of a CPO.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2022

    • Career
      July 2022
      Gowling WLG (UK), Principal Associate
  • 2018

    • Career
      July 2018
      Gowling WLG (UK), senior associate
  • 2016

    • Career
      February 2016
      Gowling WLG (UK), associate
  • 2014

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
    • Career
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, associate
    • Community
      North Birmingham Academy, governor
  • 2013

    • Community
      Birmingham City University, mentor
  • 2012

    • Career
      Shakespeares, trainee solicitor
  • 2010

    • Education
      Nottingham Law School, LPC
  • 2005

    • Education
      The University of Sheffield, LLB Law with French