David Geard

David Geard joined BLC as a Director in 2000, specialising in professional indemnity insurance and medical negligence claims.

He obtained his B.A and LLB degrees from Rhodes university and was admitted as an Attorney in 1966 and as a Notary in 1967.

Throughout his career he was active in professional affairs and served on the local attorneys association as its Chairman, on the Cape Law Society Council from 2006 to 2018 , and as Chair of its Disciplinary Committee; on the Council of the Law Society of South Africa from 2006 to 2019. A highlight of his legal career was serving as an acting Judge of the High Court between 1999 and 2001.

He is currently a Consultant.

  • BA – Rhodes University, Grahamstown
  • LLB – Rhodes University, Grahamstown
  • Admitted Attorney – 1966
  • Notary Public – 1967

  • Director of Boqwana Loon & Connellan from 2000 to 2006 when became a Consultant
  • Member of the Committee of the South Eastern Cape Attorneys’ Association from 1978 to 1987. Served as Vice-President for two years and then President for two years. Convened the High Court Sub-Committee.
  • During 1985 appointed by the Minister of Justice as Vice-Chairman of the Implementation Committee of the Small Claims Court in Port Elizabeth.
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board 1989 to 2001. Commissioner from 1985 to 2006.
  • Chairman of the Port Elizabeth Panel of the Cape Law Society Fees Assessment Committee from 1985 to 2011.
  • Appointed in 1992 to the Goldstone Commission to investigate public violence and political intimidation in South Africa .
  • Chairman of the Eastern Cape Investigation Unit.
  • Appointed Presiding Officer for Compensation Commission matters in 2004
  • Acting Judge of the High Court of South Africa (Eastern Cape Division) in 1999 and 2001
  • Chairperson Student Disciplinary Committee of Nelson Mandela University 2005 to date
  • Member of Cape Law Society from 1966
  • Member of the Council of the Cape Law Society from 2006 to 2018
  • Co Chair of Disciplinary Committee from 2007 to 2018
  • Member of Cape Law Society Disciplinary Committee 2007 to 2019
  • Chair of Cape Law Society/ LPC WC Candidate Attorneys Committee 2013 to2018 (Admissions)
  • Member of Cape Law Society Tender Process Committee 2012 to 2014
  • Member of the Council of the Law Society of South Africa 2010 to 2019
  • Founder member of Eastern Cape Lawyers Association in 2019