Mr Gerard Desmond Dwyer Boyd

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Barrister Status:
Jul 1967
Middle Temple
Hearing type:
Disciplinary Tribunal (5 Person)
Decision date
Breach details:
Paragraphs 202(b), 901.4, 901.5, 905(d) of the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales (8th Edition).
Offence details:

Gerard Boyd practised as a barrister having failed to complete the prescribed 12 hours Continuing Professional Development and/or failed to provide details of the CPD undertaken by him in 2008 in the prescribed form by 31 January 2009, contrary to the requirements of paragraph 202(b) of the Bar?s Code of Conduct and Rule 7 of the Continuing Professional Development Regulations (Annex C to the Code of Conduct).

Gerard Boyd failed to respond promptly to requests from the Bar Standards Board for comments or information on a complaint, in that he failed to respond to letters sent to him by the Bar Standards Board dated 6 August 2009 and 6 October 2009, such failure being so serious as to amount to professional misconduct by virtue of its combination with another failure to comply with the Code (being the failure which is the subject of charge 1 of this Charge Sheet).