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Gerry Boyle QC successfully defends Cheshire police chief in misconduct inquiry

14th December 2018

Gerry Boyle QC, instructed by Deborah Britstone of 3D Solicitors, has successfully defended the former Chief Constable of Cheshire Constabulary, Simon Byrne, at a gross misconduct hearing. Mr Byrne faced over 70 allegations, all of which were dismissed.

Following Gerry’s cross examination of over 20 witnesses and detailed written and oral closing submissions the Panel ultimately concluded that the proceedings “could and should have been avoided.” The outcome is the latest in a number of high profile successes for Gerry during 2018 on behalf of senior police officers and medical practitioners.

Elliot Gold assisted with complex and significant legal arguments in the case at an earlier stage of the proceedings. Sample press coverage is here.

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