Felicity Gerry QC is admitted in England and Australia and has ad hoc admission in Hong Kong.
Felicity works internationally. She specialises in serious and complex crime often with an international element. She has assisted in death penalty cases in Indonesia and her international advisory work has included advice on the interpretation of the Penal Code in Montserrat relating to child exploitation. She brings her expertise in ‘joint enterprise’ to international proceedings and has lectured on special arrangements for vulnerable witnesses in the International Courts. In 2012 she published a joint paper for Lexis Nexis on male rape in conflict zones and in 2014 published in the International Bar Association ICC Moot Court Manual on command responsibility.
Felicity is also a Senior Lecturer & Chair of the Research & Research Training Committee at Charles Darwin University specialising in Transnational Law, Advanced Criminal Law, Science & Law, Evidence Law and ‘Law, Justice & the State’. She teaches online and publishes on international issues such as human trafficking, cyber rights, transnational organised crime and global governance.
Appeared in the BAFTA nominated FGM documentary The Cruel Cut, ABC Foreign Correspondent’s documentary Saving Mary Jane and on all major news channels including BBC News & Panorama, ABC, Sky News, Russia Today and Al Jazeera.
Felicity has experience of public law issues including making submissions to Government Committees in England and Australia and to the European Commission Department of Justice on issues relating to international commercial surrogacy, the death penalty, human trafficking, FGM and the treatment of vulnerable suspects.
Public Law and Human Rights
Felicity’s cases and advisory work often involve an international or human rights element, including genocide, war crimes, torture terrorism, homicide, biosecurity, illegal logging, human trafficking, and other major domestic and international crime.
Since taking silk she has been called upon to advise on strategic /creative litigation in PNG and Myanmar and the Cook Islands in relation to actions / class actions for human rights abuses as against government / military / corporates, particularly where there are connections to other jurisdictions where such litigation might be commenced with reference to business and human rights / modern slavery.
Winner of Legal Personality of the Year 2016 (voted by the Solicitors Journal)
Ranked in the Chambers & Partners 2016 as a Leading Barrister.
Ranked in the 2015 Legal 500 as a Leading Individual.
ICCBA Training Committee
IBA Criminal Law Committee
Human Rights Committee VicBar
ANZSIL – Council member and Editor of Perspective.
Member of Commonwealth Lawyers Association.
Ambassador for International Social Services
Ambassador for The Advocates Gateway (formerly on Management Committee).
Member of UK Criminal Appeal Lawyers Association.
Member AWB, AWL and Women in Crime.
South Eastern Circuit;
Criminal Bar Associations in England and Wales and Australia;