Professor Felicity Gerry QC

Professor Felicity Gerry QC

Felicity Gerry QC led for the defence in R v Rowe which was the first prosecution for intentional transmission of HIV. She has long experience of appearing in cases involving serious sexual and violent offences. She is co-author of The Sexual Offences Handbook (3rd Ed forthcoming) and in 2020 she published two reference guides on the COVID-19 pandemic legislation in both England and Australia.

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Deception and decriminalising virus transmission

A public health or criminal issue? The law on deception remains unclear and unresolved, write Professor Felicity Gerry QC and Professor Matthew Weait FAcSS

08 October 2021

Jogee – how OSA works

Five years on, how the post-Jogee law of accessorial liability is working in practice and the position of those ‘on the periphery’. By Professor Felicity Gerry QC, Dr Beatrice Krebs and Oliver Renton

11 May 2021

Felicity Gerry QC: 25/25 vision

To mark 25 years at the Bar, Counsel asks the silk known for poking the system with a sharp stick for her career highlights, the global challenge post-Jogee and thoughts for the future

23 September 2019

Opinion: Next frontiers

Can feminist strategies transform women’s experience of the law? How female lawyering and feminist judgments can bring positive change

01 January 0001
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