Felicity Gerry QC Biography
Felicity Gerry QC is a widely respected international barrister, academic and media commentator recognized in the Legal 500 for 2016 as “Fearless and independent minded”.
Legal Personality of the Year Felicity Gerry QC
Recently she led the defence appeal team in R v Jogee that persuaded the UK Supreme Court to correct the erroneous tangent of law that was known as joint enterprise. This ground-breaking work led Felicity to be named Legal Personality of the Year 2016 at the high profile Solicitor’s Journal 160th Anniversary Awards.
She also assisted in the reprieve from execution for Filipino national Mary Jane Veloso facing the death penalty in Indonesia. Her criminal cases have led to a commercial cross over which has included advising a Swiss Bank in international commercial litigation involving restraint of assets and international freezing orders arising from a long-running investigation for bribery, money laundering and abuse of office against a Latvian oligarch.
In 2014 she participated in the Bar Human Rights Committee Report which improved the law on FGM and in 2015 she reported for the UNDP via ILRC of American Bar Association on the leaked draft Cybercrime law for Cambodia.
Research at Charles Darwin University
Felicity is also Chair of the Research and Research Training Committee and HDR Coordinator in the School of Law at Charles Darwin University, Australia. Her research focuses on Women & Law, Technology & Law, Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility/Global Governance.
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