Gerard Groarke BL

  • Junior Counsel: 2000

LL.B.(Hons), Dip.Fr.Jur.(Sorbonne)

Areas of Practice:
  • Criminal
  • General Common Law
  • General Practice
  • Tort & Personal Injury Law
Gerard Groarke BL

Other Memberships:
Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland
Employment Bar Association
Faculty of Bar Council Advanced Advocacy Trainers (Accredited)
Irish Criminal Bar Association
Professional Regulatory and Disciplinary Bar Association
Sports Law Bar Association of Ireland
Other Languages:
French (Fluent)
Irish (Working)
Direct Professional Access:

Gerard is a junior counsel with over 20 years experience, practising predominantly in Dublin and on the Midland Circuit.

He has a broad practice covering:

  • criminal defence;
  • tort and personal injury;
  • general common law (contracts, property, employment);
  • probate (wills, powers of attorney); and
  • equity (injunctions, specific performance).

An experienced courtroom advocate, Gerard is often asked to provide expert tuition in courtroom advocacy to colleagues in Ireland and internationally. He is a member of the Bar Council Faculty of Advanced Advocacy.

In a voluntary capaity Gerard has served the Bar Council as a Circuit Liaison Officer (2014-2017), as a member of the GDPR Steering Group (2017-2018), as a representative at an EU Council Meeting in Brussels (2019), and as an instructor in Advanced Advocacy (2018-date).

The nature of Gerard’s civil practice is such that most cases settle and are thus not reported and most of his criminal practice is circuit-based and again reported judgments are not available.

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01-817 5632
Law Library Four Courts Dublin 7
@Gerard Groarke

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