After obtaining a Commerce Degree, a Law Degree, and a Master’s Degree in European Integration, Gerard began his apprenticeship in a small general practice in a rural location, which he enjoyed immensely. As part of his training Gerard was seconded to a large multi-national bank in the International Financial Services Centre in Dublin. Upon completion of his training, he was asked to remain at the bank and upon qualifying as a solicitor he was appointed as the bank’s company lawyer.
Although Gerard enjoyed the hustle and bustle of city living he knew that acting only for one client was not for him and so when it arose he jumped at the chance to return to general practice in a rural location by setting up his own firm in Cavan.
Gerard likes to get involved, to get to know the people and the issues involved. He admits he is results driven and focused. Gerard believes in the power of knowledge, and the importance of upholding human rights, particularly the rights of families, children, and of people in custody – anyone affected by those who abuse their position or power.
Gerard’s key practice areas are:
Gerard is also on the Criminal Law Legal Aid Panel and the Legal Aid Family Law Private Practitioners’ Panel.
Outside of work, Gerard loves cycling and fishing. During the summer months he is likely to have a fishing rod, a bicycle or both in the boot of his car. Apart from that he likes home-cooked meals, most music, good conversation and even better laughs with family and friends. He is a fan of Manchester City Football Club but is keen to point out that this goes back to his primary school days, long before their new found wealth.
Gerard describes himself as a proud Longford man, happily on loan to Cavan.