Gerard obtained his primary degree at Trinity College, Dublin, and qualified as a barrister from the King’s Inns in 2000.
Since 2002 he has been practising in civil, commercial and criminal litigation with a focus on tort law, contract law, and criminal defence. As a general practitioner, however, he accepts briefs outside of these specific areas.
Gerard is a member of the Law Library and as such is bound to observe and uphold the Bar Council Code of Conduct and the Constitution of the Bar of Ireland. He holds a current practising certificate and carries professional indemnity insurance.
Gerard has wide experience of civil, commercial, and criminal litigation, dealing mainly with tort, contract and serious crime. Some examples include:
– recovered €3,000,000 in damages on behalf of a client injured in a serious road traffic accident;
– recovered aggravated and exemplary damages (c.1400% of underlying award) against a multinational insurance company arising out of the company’s conduct;
– instructed on behalf of a medical practitioner tried for the murder of her daughter;
– counsel in Aranbel v Darcy, which changed the law in relation to the equitable remedy of specific performance.
Principal: Tort, Contract, Crime.
Secondary: Employment, Property, Company, Equity.
Occasionally: Landlord & Tenant, Probate.
© Gerard Groarke 2017