Congrats Felicity Gerry QC
CLANT heartily congratulates our Vice-President, Felicity Gerry QC, on being awarded the UK Solicitors Journal 2016 Legal Personality of the Year Award. Here is the Award citation:
36 Bedford Row silk Felicity Gerry QC scooped the highly coveted Legal Personality award following her work on R v Jogee. The landmark decision saw the Supreme Court find that the controversial principle of joint enterprise had been wrongly interpreted for more than three decades.
The human rights barrister has received praise for her campaigning work for the release of Lindsay Sandiford, the British grandmother currently facing a firing squad in Bali and for assisting in the last minute reprieve from execution of Filipina Mary Jane Veloso.
‘I was delighted to win this award especially with such exceptional competition. I hope it inspires other women with personality to achieve in the law,’ said Gerry.