Professor Felicity Gerry QC

LEGAL. MEDIA. QC

International Queen's Counsel, London and Melbourne.
Professor of Legal Practice.

Professor Felicity Gerry QC

LEGAL. MEDIA. QC

International Queen's Counsel, London and Melbourne.
Professor of Legal Practice.

About Felicity

Career Highlights

Professor Felicity Gerry QC is a high-profile legal expert that broadcasters go to for media commentary and presentation of international legal issues, particularly relating to her research on Women & Law and Technology & Law and Reforming Justice Systems, her extensive court  experience in significant legal challenges such as terrorism, homicide trials and sexual offending and her successful submissions to Governments leading to changes in the law on Modern Slavery, FGM and Reproductive Rights.

Felicity has appeared in the BAFTA nominated FGM documentary The Cruel Cut and ABC Foreign Correspondent’s documentary Saving Mary Jane and BBC 3 Series ‘Sex on the Edge’ , Channel 5 April Jones Murder documentaryChannel 5 Sarah Payne Documentary and on all major news channels including ABC, BBC, Sky News, Russia Today and Al Jazeera.

Felicity has led or contributed to a number of research projects and Government submissions. She currently leads an ICJV project on defences for human trafficking victims who commit crime. Her ongoing (but small) pro bono Indigenous Justice and Exoneration Project has had significant impact assisting Indigenous prisoners serving over 10 years, one of whom was featured in the Zak Grieve Documentary and was the subject of a successful petition for mercy. Her co-authored reports for Lexis Nexis on Women in Prison were described as ‘the most important since Corston’. 

Felicity has led or contributed to a number of research projects and Government submissions. She currently leads an ICJV project on defences for human trafficking victims who commit crime. Her ongoing (but small) pro bono Indigenous Justice and Exoneration Project has had significant impact assisting Indigenous prisoners serving over 10 years, one of whom was featured in the Zak Grieve Documentary and was the subject of a successful petition for mercy. Her co-authored reports for Lexis Nexis on Women in Prison were described as ‘the most important since Corston’. 

Felicity  is  a contributing author to the Research Handbook on Feminist Engagement with International Law (2019) and Annotated Leading Cases of International Tribunals ICTY (2019) and Access to Justice for Vulnerable People.  (2018), Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (Law and Practice), Bloomsbury (2018 2nd Ed forthcoming), Human Trafficking: Emerging Legal Issues and Applications Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company (2017) and European Integration and Democracy Series, devoted to transatlantic data privacy relations as a challenge for democracy, Intersentia (2017) and Co-Author of The Sexual Offences Handbook , (third edition forthcoming). She has published articles on a range of topics in her research areas, most recently on Game Theory and Human Trafficking. Her paper on Human Trafficking, Drug Trafficking and the Death Penalty was chosen as the Editor’s Choice for Indonesian Law Review at the 2nd Law Scholars Writing Colloquium in Jakarta at Universitas Indonesia.

Felicity has provided training / CPD and presented at conferences on a range of legal issues ranging from War Crimes, Terrorism, Sexual Offending and Combatting FGM as well as the use of technology in legal practice. She provided training to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Modern Slavery Project and the Bangladesh Judiciary Management Project and has developed a teaching module for UNODC on the linkages between human trafficking, smuggling of migrants and cybercrime. She is an Ambassador for The Advocate’s Gateway which produces toolkits for advocacy with vulnerable people. Her chapter on vulnerable witnesses and parties in civil proceedings in Addressing Vulnerability in Justice Systems (published 2016) was described as “such a broadly comprehensive chapter on the subject of vulnerability within the legal system that it could stand as a practitioners’ potted guide in itself”.

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