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Dr Felicity Gerry KC

  • Firm: Libertas Chambers
  • Practice Area: White Collar Criminal Litigation
  • Country: England, United Kingdom, Wales
  • 20 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7AN.

About Dr Felicity Gerry KC

International King’s Counsel at Libertas Chambers, London and Crockett Chambers, Melbourne & Professor of Legal Practice:

§ Global Law Experts 2024 Handbook White Collar Criminal Litigation law representative .

§ 2023 Global Law Experts International Criminal Law Barrister.

§ 2023 Recognised as “One of the top 5 international lawyers you want on your side” by Law and Crime Productions.

§ 2023 Legal 500: “Felicity is a fearless courtroom performer, dedicated to putting her clients cases faithfully and sympathetically. She is also an authoritative legal analyst.”

§ 2020 Lawyers Weekly Australian Barrister of the Year 

§ 2016 UK Solicitors Journal Legal Personality of the Year.

§ 2016 led the appeal before the UK Supreme Court in R v Jogee described by the BBC as “a genuine moment of legal history”

Labelled “The International Dynamo” Dr Felicity Gerry KC is Global Experts White Collar Crime Expert. She recently defended in a multi-defendant alleged conspiracy to evade commodity-based tax on large scale transnational organised operation. She led the legal memorandum on due diligence in investment listing on SGX which led to the $82 million divestment of the Golden City scheme and she has a long history of prosecuting and leading for the defence in large scale fraud, oligarch asset restraint, terrorist financing and money laundering.

Felicity is admitted at the International Criminal Court (ICC) (currently defending Mr Al Hassan) and the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) in The Hague, to the Bar of England & Wales and the Victorian Bar, Australia. She has also had ad hoc admission in Hong Kong and Gibraltar. Felicity is a dedicated and experienced advocate who leads for the defence in serious, complex, and sensitive trials and appeals at every level of court. She is known for her exceptional courtroom presence and has been described in Legal 500 as “a leader in her field”, “a fearless and effective advocate”, and “a true inspiration to junior lawyers” and in Chambers and Partners as “A wonderful fighter with an extraordinary intellect, she’s very efficient and very good with clients.”.

Felicity holds a PhD, a Master of Laws in International Governance (LLM Int Gov), a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), and a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (GCUTL).

She is a Professor of Legal Practice at Deakin University, Melbourne where she is the Unit Chair in the undergraduate and JD programs teaching ‘Contemporary International Legal Challenges’ – including Sanctions Law, War Crimes, Modern Slavery, Digital / Tech law, Terrorism, and Art Law and she is involved in the clinical programs. She is also an Honorary Professor in the School of Health and Society at Salford University.

Felicity has consulted for the UNODC on the intersection between human trafficking, the smuggling of migrants and cybercrime. She has a long history of training professionals: this includes prosecutors in Rwanda on human trafficking, gender-based violence and corruption law as part of the Bridges to Justice Project; the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Modern Slavery Project and the Bangladesh Judiciary Management Project.

Her policy submissions have led to changes in the law on Modern Slavery, FGM and Reproductive Rights and supported approaches to Afghanistan post-withdrawal.

She currently leads a Legal Services Board funded research project on Modern Slavery. She led a death penalty study for the Commission of Human Rights for the Philippines and a Human Trafficking report in 2023 for the International Bar Association and contributed to the 2022 Edge of Law Report in key legal challenges in the Asia-Pacific for the Bar Human Rights Committee and the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative.

Felicity is widely published in the fields of women and law, technology and law, and reforming justice systems. She contributes to Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals, the Research Handbook on Feminist Engagement in International Law, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Law and Practice, and is the Editor of ANZSIL Perspective.

Q&A With Dr Felicity Gerry KC


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