Chambers UK 2023
“He turns complex issues into workable solutions. He is a fierce advocate and a master of tactics.”
“Gerard is a remarkable silk.”
“He provides sophisticated, practical advice and is a giant in the industry.”
Chambers UK 2022
“You can trust his judgement completely and know that when he comes to a conclusion it is backed up by logic and experience. He is also excellent with people.” “A fierce negotiator.”
Legal 500 2022
“Gerard is a fierce negotiator who is happy to walk away from the negotiations without a deal if that is not in the best interests of his client.”
Legal 500 2021
“Gerard is my go-to silk for catastrophic injury cases. He leads on domestic and international injury (including medical negligence) cases with aplomb. His client handling skills are second to none. He has a real empathy for and understanding of the consequences of life changing injuries.”
Visible in complex, high-value cross-border claims relating to RTAs and outdoor pursuits, often dealing with claims concerning catastrophic brain and spinal injury. He is highlighted for his understanding of Rome II, and advises on quantum and applicable law issues both in Europe and further afield.
“He’s excellent with seriously injured clients; he puts them at ease, explains things in a clear language they will understand and is very reassuring.” “He is excellent on his feet and really insightful.”
Recent work: Instructed in a case concerning a parachutist who was injured in California on a trip organised by officer cadets. The case involved issues as to supervision, systemic failures and the vicarious liability of the MoD.