Felicity writes for The Justice Gap on the CPS/ACPO action plan on rape cases & the importance of proper investigations & decisions

“Corroboration & ‘weak’ rape cases: There is a public interest in prosecuting rape. There is also a public interest in not prosecuting people for rape when it is inappropriate to do so. It is a difficult balancing exercise. Guilt or innocence cannot be assumed. We have a process for trying cases that needs to be […]

Felicity writes on the William Roache verdict

‘Piers Morgan once asked William Roache about bedding 1000 women. Roache gave no clear answer. The prosecution were prevented from asking Roache the same question in the recent rape trial even though his evidence appeared different from what he had intimated on TV. Why? Because Roache was on trial for rape not for what we […]

Appeal rejected where Felicity Gerry leading Georgina Gibbs successfully use hearsay provisions to call evidence from a very young child too traumatised to give evidence in a rape prosecution

An application for leave to appeal a conviction for rape and making indecent images of a child was refused by the full Court of Appeal on Friday 17th January 2014. Felicity leading Georgina were both instructed by Lincoln CPS for the prosecution in R v Ambrose Clifton at trial against Queen’s Counsel and a senior junior. They […]