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Felicity Gerry
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Felicity Gerry is a high profile criminal barrister and author specialising in serious fatal, sexual and violent offences. She is the co-author of The Sexual Offences Handbook and also a legal media commentator.

Oscar Pistorius: could it happen here?

It is fascinating that at a time when the Justice Secretary has called for householders to be permitted to tool up against burglars and use disproportionate force, international news is…

Understanding Sex Crime Trials

There were calls this week to review the way sex crime trials are dealt with because a victim committed suicide during proceedings and in another sex abuse case an advocate was criticized…

Vulnerable defendants and the courts

ANALYSIS: Felicity Gerry considers how courts treat vulnerable defendants. Since the trial of Venables and Thompson where two children were tried in an adult court for the murder of James…

Clarity on joint enterprise

This week the Justice Committee published a report stating that the law on joint enterprise is so confusing for juries and courts alike that legislation is needed to ensure justice…

Stephen Lawrence and double jeopardy

Gary Dobson and David Norris were yesterday sentenced for their part in the murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993. Mr Justice Treacy sentenced them on the basis that theirs was…

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