Barristers

Felicity Gerry QC


Called: 1994 / Silk: 2014

Summary

Felicity Gerry QC is admitted in England and Australia and has ad hoc admission in Hong Kong.

Felicity works internationally. She specialises in serious and complex crime often with an international element. She has assisted in death penalty cases in Indonesia and her international advisory work has included advice on the interpretation of the Penal Code in Montserrat relating to child exploitation. She brings her expertise in ‘joint enterprise’ to international proceedings and has lectured on special arrangements for vulnerable witnesses in the International Courts. In 2012 she published a joint paper for Lexis Nexis on male rape in conflict zones and in 2014 published in the International Bar Association ICC Moot Court Manual on command responsibility.

Felicity is also a Senior Lecturer & Chair of the Research & Research Training Committee at Charles Darwin University specialising in Transnational Law, Advanced Criminal Law, Science & Law, Evidence Law and ‘Law, Justice & the State’. She teaches online and publishes on international issues such as human trafficking, cyber rights, transnational organised crime and global governance.

Appeared in the BAFTA nominated FGM documentary The Cruel Cut, ABC Foreign Correspondent's documentary Saving Mary Jane and on all major news channels including BBC News & Panorama, ABC, Sky News, Russia Today and Al Jazeera.

Winner of Legal Personality of the Year 2016 (voted by the Solicitors Journal)

Ranked in the Chambers & Partners 2016 as a Leading Barrister.

Ranked in the 2015 Legal 500 as a Leading Individual.

International

Felicity has experience of public law issues including making submissions to Government Committees in England and Australia and to the European Commission Department of Justice on issues relating to international commercial surrogacy, the death penalty, human trafficking, FGM and the treatment of vulnerable suspects.

Police & Prison Law

Inquests

Judicial Review & Administration Law

The Queen on the application of Aiden Henderson v Secretary of State for Justice [2015] EWHC 130 (Admin) Judicial review of primary legislation removing recovery of private costs of acquitted defendants

In the matter of Afusat Saliu 2014 application to the European Court of Human Rights for interim measures to prevent deportation where the applicant and children are at risk of forced marriage and female genital mutilation.

In the matter of X 2013 Judicial review of decision to charge 13 year old boy with rape of a 12 year old boy where potential context was sexual exploration. Prosecution offered no evidence.

Memberships

IBA

CBA

South Eastern Circuit

Midland Circuit

Research group on Fundamental Rights and Constitutionalism at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Member of the board of Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Professional Board Member, The Computer Law & Security Review (Elsevier) (CLSR).

Associate Editor and Reviewer: International Journal of Issues in Legal Scholarship (ILS).

Member of management committee, UK Advocates Gateway preparing toolkits for advocacy with vulnerable people on behalf of the UK Advocacy Training Council

2012 Bar Council for England and Wales Public Affairs Committee & 2013 South Eastern Circuit Representative and formerly Leicester Representative on the Midland Circuit.

Publications

Co-author of The Sexual Offences Handbook and Book on Vulnerability in Justice Systems & writes regularly for peer reviewed journals, the broadsheet & legal press and has a weekly column in Criminal Law & Justice Weekly.