Felicity Gerry QC represented Daryll Rowe who is the first person in England to be tried for intentionally transmitting HIV.

He was sentenced in Brighton on Wednesday 18th April after being convicted in a trial at Lewes Crown Court last year of Offences contrary to section 18 of the Offences Against the Person Act alleging he intentionally infected five men and attempting to infect five more. It was the first prosecution of alleged intentional offending in the UK and raised issues around purposive intention and substantial risk. Felicity provided the Court with international guidance on the approach to such cases and is instructed to seek leave to appeal on both the legal issues and the phylogenetic science. Mr Rowe was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 12 years less days served. Felicity was instructed by Daniel Godden of Berkley Square Solicitors & led Robert Ellison from 5 KBW.

You can read more about this case in the following article:-

The Telegraph - Hairdresser sentenced to life for deliberately infecting men with HIV by tampering with condoms

BBC News - Daryll Rose jailed for infecting men with HIV

 

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Date: 19/04/2018