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Gerry Boyle QC appears in high profile successful appeal on behalf of Metropolitan Police Superintendent Robyn Williams

18th June 2021

In November 2019 the Appellant was convicted at the Old Bailey of a single offence of possession of a single indecent video clip of a child. It had been sent to her unsolicited by her sister and it was an image which the Appellant never opened or played. At a ‘fast track’ misconduct hearing in March 2020 the Appellant was summarily dismissed for discreditable conduct by the Metropolitan Police.

Before the Police Appeals Tribunal, Gerry successfully argued that the Presiding Officer at that misconduct hearing had misapplied the law, failed to comply with statutory guidance and reached a decision to dismiss the officer which was unreasonable and unfair. The Police Appeals Tribunal allowed the appeal, overturning Supt Williams’ dismissal.

Gerry worked with Matthew Hardcastle, John Harding and Maeve Keenan of Kingsley Napley LLP , instructed by Victor Marshall of the Police Superintendents’ Association.

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