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Boyd Morwood

Year of call 1996, Middle Temple  

Areas of Expertise
Regulatory and Professional Discipline Group, Personal Injury, Travel & International Personal Injury Law

Motor Insurance Fraud – All Circuits
"Boyd is a very good barrister with a very nuanced approach to advocacy."

Chambers and Partners 2023

Motor Insurance Fraud – All Circuits
"He is an excellent barrister, has done this for a long time and is very, very good at it".

Chambers and Partners 2021

Motor Insurance Fraud – All Circuits
"Absolutely excellent" and "one of the big hitters in this area."

Chambers and Partners 2020

Bar Council Member Social Mobility Committee (2012)
Northern Circuit of the Bar Neuberger Liaison Officer
Legal Assistant to Lord Justices of Appeal (1997)
Treasury Solicitors Department (1997)
Pupil of Sir James Dingemans Q.C. & Peter Knox Q.C.

Called to the Bar for 17 years Boyd has made medical litigation the focal point of his practice. He is instructed by a wide range of private and public bodies in complex and challenging matters taking pride in his ability to deal with issues of criminal issues in the civil arena. Boyds practice encompasses:

• Personal Injury (including Private International Litigation & Inquiries) & Medical Negligence
• Regulatory & Professional Discipline ( GMC, GDC & NMC, Judicial Review)
• Healthcare
• Court of Protection.
• Personal Injury

Boyd has a busy personal injury workload and trial practice which has seen him consistently instructed by specialist firms in both Claimant and Defendant work.

For Claimants much of his work involves serious injury arising from service in the armed forces, workplace accidents, industrial disease and medical malpractice. Boyd succeeded in one of the first cases in the UK to establish an employers liability for release of particulates in the workplace. A large number of Boyds instructions have involved an international dimension and he has a log history of dealing with an inter jurisdictional element.

Boyd has also won repute amongst those who instruct him in motor insurance fraud litigation and is often requested by insurers and professional clients to deal with group litigation and linked claims ( fraud rings), cases involving the deployment of surveillance and tracking information. Boyd has been involved in a number of cases involving applications for committal for contempt.

Boyd does undertake Direct Access Instructions on a limited basis and is a member of the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

Boyd is instructed by a wide range of public bodies and private individuals appearing both before professional bodies, tribunals, High Court and Administrative Court with regularity.

He has experience of serious clinical, criminal and health cases including cases with a high profile public element. Most recent instructions in 2013 and 2014 involved serious criminal conviction, misconduct through fraud and misconduct through gross professional incompetence. Boyd accepts instructions to appear before the GDC, NMC, BACP and is regularly instructed to appear for the GMC before the MPTS.

Boyd has an increasing number of instructions in this developing field and has appeared before the Court of Protection, High Court and Administrative Court instructed by local authorities, public, clinical bodies and private individuals in cases involving patients right to treatment, applications for treatment where individuals lack capacity and general welfare applications and hearing where patients lacking competency.


Mr. Boyd Morwood is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Boyd Morwood can be found here
The clerks for Mr. Boyd Morwood will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that he provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Boyd Morwood to undertake Court and Medical Tribunal work for a brief fee plus additional refresher days. For paperwork and conferences it is most commonly charged at an hourly rate although fixed fees are available. Boyd Morwood will typically return paperwork within 21 days however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.

‘Crash course in LVI claims’ New Law Journal 27.01.06 (with Boyd Morwood)
‘Restoring Disorder’ New Law Journal 08.12.06 (with Boyd Morwood)
Boyd also features in a recent Aviva antifraud film: claims/#ourlatestclaimsnews.


MMU BPTC personal injury modules,
Eversheds Unlocked, Middle Temple Social
Mobility Forum,
Keele University Mentoring, Central Law
Training Speaker on Fraud, Greenwoods Fraud
Conference 2012.


Deputy District Judge

Scholarships and Prizes

Wansboroughs Willey Hargrave Award
Middle Temple Blackstone Entrance Exhibitioner Award


Centre for Counter Fraud Studies, PIBA, Bar Pro Bono Unit, Pegasus Club


Dual Honours Law & Criminology (First Class)

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