Gerard Boyle QC

Call 1992 | Silk 2017

Gerard Boyle QC | Call 1992 | Silk 2017

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Overview

A highly regarded figure for many years in clinical negligence circles, Gerry is appreciated by sources across the market for his representation of individual claimants and leading defence bodies in high-value cases. He also has Supreme Court experience in a public law challenge in the Healthcare field.

Clinical Negligence & Healthcare

“Excellent advocate with first-class drafting and client care skills. He has a keen eye for detail and is extremely knowledgeable in this area.”
Chambers and Partners

Ranked Tier 1 as Queen’s Counsel in Clinical Negligence in the Legal 500 2018 – “First Class”

Experience & expertise

Gerry is regularly instructed by all the leading medical defence organisations (MPS/MDU/MDDUS), the NHS and acts on behalf of patients through notable firms such as Leigh Day and Irwin Mitchell. Gerry has also been instructed on behalf of a number of private healthcare providers.  His caseload includes cases of the utmost severity and complexity across all aspects of medical practice. He  is renowned for his client care of both claimants and clinicians and his cross examination of experts.

Gerry has also successfully defended medical practitioners in criminal proceedings before a Jury where they have been accused of sexually assaulting female patients.

Cases & work of note

Gerry is currently retained by defence organisations in numerous cases including the following : high value CP cases; delayed diagnosis of breast cancer; mis-diagnosis of skin cancer; mis-diagnosis of oral cancer in a dental negligence action; negligent orthopaedic surgery and follow up leading to above knee amputation; failure to adequately assess and treat diabetes leading to amputation.

For claimants, Gerry is currently working on cases which include: negligently performed bariatric surgery;  the prescription of medication to a woman of child bearing age with inappropriate advice (application of Montgomery); ongoing CP claims.

recommendations

“Incredibly personable. He really wants to get the best results for his clients and he is very responsive. He knows the area really well.”
Chambers & Partners

‘Superb in cross-examination.’
The Legal 500

“Fantastic. He really cares about clients and fights for a positive outcome. He will explore every avenue and is somebody who I really trust.”
Chambers & Partners

“Excellent advocate with first-class drafting and client care skills. He has a keen eye for detail and is extremely knowledgeable in this area.”
Chambers and Partners

“First Class”
The Legal 500

“He provides excellent analysis and a tactical approach.”
The Legal 500

“At trial his advocacy has been first-class. I don’t think there’s anyone like him.”
Chambers & Partners 

“He’s excellent. He’s good on paper and clients like him. He’s a very safe pair of hands, capable and bright.” “He is very good and very astute.” “He’s very easy to use, good with clients and a good presence in court.”
Chambers & Partners

“He brings a forensic approach to cases and has an engaging style.” “He has excellent client care skills, pays great attention to detail and is very knowledgeable in this area.”
Chambers & Partners

“A good tactician with excellent forensic analysis.”
The Legal 500

“He puts clients and experts at ease with his grasp of issues and pleasant manner.”
The Legal 500

“His expertise spans acting for medical, police and other professionals.”
The Legal 500

“A smooth operator and persuasive advocate”
Chambers & Partners

“Like all good barristers he exudes an aura of calm – he’s particularly good at putting clients at ease.”
Chambers & Partners

“The one to instruct when robust advocacy is called for.”
The Legal 500

“Gerard Boyle brings with him ‘a thorough and committed team approach to casework’ and is considered ‘one of the best forensic barristers by experts.’ ‘His sense of humour, tenacity and excellent rapport with all he meets are just some of the reasons for his incredible effectiveness.”
Chambers & Partners

“Gerard Boyle is an experienced and tenacious operator with a strong grasp of the issues and the capacity to deal smoothly with a wide range of claims. He maintains a busy and varied practice.”
Chambers & Partners

“Gerard Boyle is ‘a highly effective advocate who mixes clinical negligence work with a strong disciplinary and police law practice.”
Chambers & Partners

“Gerard Boyle is an advocate with ‘superb attention to detail and an impressive ability to work with demanding clients.”
Chambers & Partners

“Gerard Boyle is ‘very straightforward and reliable.”
Chambers & Partners