Year of Call: 2000
Gerry spent 12 years as a solicitor in private practice before calling to the Bar in 2000. He has prosecuted as a Fiscal Depute and also spent 4 years as a Board Advocate for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. He has appeared in the Court of Session, the High Court of Justiciary and the Appeal Court. Gerry is frequently instructed to appear in the Sheriff Court, at Employment Tribunals and in public enquiries.
His main areas of legal expertise are: Employment and Industrial Relations (he holds an LL.M in Employment Relations from the University of Leicester), Fatal Accident Inquiries, Health and Safety, Planning and the Environment. He also has an impressive grasp of, and interest in, Personal Injury, Insolvency, Crime and Family/Child Law matters.
Gerry combines a proficient, analytical approach to litigation with a pragmatic, personable nature which lends well to effective client communication and arbitration when appropriate.
He has appeared in numerous reported cases.
Gerry has recently passed the Assessment for Instructors and is now entitled to volunteer as an instructor in any devils’ workshop or reviews for the Faculty of Advocates.