Felicity Gerry QC wins 2020 Lawyers Weekly Barrister of the Year Award


Congratulations to Victorian Bar member Felicity Gerry QC, winner of this year’s Lawyers Weekly Barrister of the Year Award.

In 2019 and 2020, Felicity appeared in three major terrorism trials including the Federation Square Bomb Plot. Felicity is well known for her involvement in international human rights matters, including promoting legislative and policy change in relation to modern slavery, assisting women and children in Syrian camps, and giving advice on leadership liability for international torture. Felicity is the only woman silk in Australia to be admitted in both the International Criminal Court and the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in the Hague.

Felicity is also Professor of Practice at Deakin University where she teaches a unit on Contemporary International Legal Challenges including modern slavery, terrorism and climate change law. She continues to participate in the Harvard University Everywoman project to campaign for an international treaty in relation to violence against women and girls.

Felicity is a valued member of the Victorian Bar, as well as the Australian and international legal community. As a senior member of the Victorian Bar, Felicity has formally mentored several Readers and informally mentors numerous women in the legal profession.

Felicity is grateful for the support of her friends and colleagues at the Victorian Bar and is looking forward to the next chapter of her career.

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