Felicity Gerry - 36 Bedford Row
Felicity Gerry
Areas of practice:
  • Criminal Law
36 Bedford Row

Felicity Gerry’s CPDcasts

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Felicity Gerry QC is a rape specialist barrister and leading junior dealing with serious fatal, sexual and violent offences. She is particularly experienced in complex and lengthy trials concerning recent or historic sexual crime. She is particularly experienced in dealing with the young, the vulnerable and those with mental health issues. Her practice is split 50/50 prosecution (Grade 4) and Defence.

Leading cases include a range of offences from serious child cruelty to conspiracy to import illegal immigrants and people trafficking. She regularly appears in near death "shaken" baby cases dealing with the complex medical issues that arise. Fatal cases Felicity has dealt with have included Attempted murder and death by dangerous driving. She has been led in a number of complex trials and pleas including 2 double murders, a deliberate act motor manslaughter and a shooting where preliminary hearings dealt with the application of Nigerian Law to a foreign confession A substantial proportion of her practice relates to sexual offences including gang rape and historical sexual abuse.

Felicity Gerry QC is a high profile criminal barrister and author specialising in serious fatal, sexual and violent offences described as an expert in her field by the Legal 500. She has a substantial criminal practice appearing in serious cases on behalf of either the defence or the prosecution (Grade 4) on the Midland and South Eastern Circuits, and in the Court of Appeal. She has regularly appeared in proceedings concerning gang-related murder and violence, and in difficult trials involving expert witnesses. More recently, she has been instructed in substantial allegations of conspiracy to facilitate illegal immigration, interference with an animal research contract, conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass, armed robbery and people trafficking.

As a ‘rape specialist’ advocate, she is particularly experienced in complex and lengthy trials concerning recent or historic sexual crime, and in fatal and non-fatal child cruelty cases. Felicity is the co-author of the leading practitioner text The Sexual Offences Handbook (published December 2009 by Wildy).

She has also appeared in complex proceedings that give rise to issues surrounding confiscation, including drug dealing, money laundering and other proceeds of crime offences. She appeared on behalf of the prosecution in an early legal argument on the potential scope of the Proceeds of Crime Act and in a fraud where the defendant obtained substantial sums by setting up a fake investment bank. She has defended in large-scale drugs conspiracies where issues have arisen in relation to the apportionment of assets and defended an allegation of facilitating part of a multimillion-pound money laundering operation.

Felicity is a memorable advocate, sensitive to the needs of the vulnerable but relishing the opportunity to cross-examine the sinister and foolhardy. She is experienced in low copy number DNA cases and in the use of intermediaries. Her greatest skill is in communicating complex legal issues in a simple and understandable way

Felicity is also a popular and experienced broadcaster and writer with significant appearances on BBC television and Sky News, broadcasts on BBC Radio 4’s The Today Programme, The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 Live and LBC. Felicity has written numerous commentary pieces in leading publications such as The Times, Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent and Daily Express. Alongside this, she writes for Counsel Magazine and The Barrister. As well as CPDcast, Felicity is also a regular contributor to The Times Online Law Central and is the official blogger for Criminal Law and Justice Weekly.

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