Felicity Gerry QC has a criminal practice specialising in serious fatal, sexual, financial and violent offences. She has been instructed in several high profile trials involving domestic extremism, infant death or serious injury, gang related murder and serious violence as well as substantial allegations of conspiracy to facilitate illegal immigration and people trafficking (often as leading junior).
She is experienced in low copy number and partial profile DNA cases and in the use of intermediaries.
As a “Rape Specialist” advocate, Felicity is particularly experienced in complex and lengthy trials concerning recent or historic sexual crime. Felicity is the co-author of “The Sexual Offences Handbook” published 2009.
Her financial work has included the prosecution of a fraud where the defendant obtained substantial sums by setting up a fake investment bank, prosecuting a large operation at a storage facility involving stolen goods, drugs and goods liable to duty and defending in a multi million pound money laundering operation.
She has a niche practice in agricultural and wildlife offences having, for example, defended a farmer for shooting a trespasser and a taxidermist for alleged trade in endangered species
She has contributed to BBC TV News, Panorama, The Big Questions, BBC Radio 4 Today Programme and Law in Action, BBC Radio 2 and 5 Live and Sky News. She writes regularly for the broadsheet and legal press, has lectured with the OU and recorded podcasts.
Felicity is currently researching the Rule of Law online.