Felicity Gerry QC writes Cross Examination is a Necessary Evil for Huffington Post

“It is often forgotten that the Shakespeare quote “Let’s kill all the lawyers” was not a literal message but a suggestion on how to create an autocratic state. News this week that judges have been trained to be more proactive in controlling improper cross examination of vulnerable witnesses has created a backlash against lawyers. However, […]

Felicity successfully appeals a conviction for importation and making indecent images of children

Felicity Gerry QC today successfully appealed a conviction for importation and making indecent images of children on the basis that the jury had not been properly directed on the mental element for the offences. The defendant’s case was that he downloaded spanking images of adults. The prosecution did not seek a retrial on the quashed […]

Felicity attended global summit on sexual violence in conflict zones

Felicity Gerry QC attended the global summit on sexual violence in conflict zones this week. Felicity specialises in issues arising from sexual offending. To read what she wrote on this issue with human rights academic Jeswynn Yogaratnam for Halsbury’s Law Exchange click here.

Felicity writes for Criminal Law and Justice Weekly on the very special and surreal silks day

‘Being called to the bar is a very special day after all your hard work as a student.  If you are lucky, like I was, your first case in pupillage will be sitting behind Queen’s Counsel in a murder.  Luck however, plays no part in whether you take silk.  You have to do the hard […]

Felicity to speak on Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery at the Not My Life Screening Event in Sydney, Australia

Felicity to speak on Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery at the Not My Life Screening Event in Sydney, Australia at an event jointly hosted by Network, Hillel and Encounters to raise awareness and spark conversation surrounding this topic – 3rd April 2014 The layout of the event will be a movie screening of ‘Not My Life’ followed by 2 speakers and then a […]