Dr Felicity Gerry KC interviewed by the BBC

on why the teenagers convicted of killing Brianna Grey should not have been named.

Published: 21st February 2024

Felicity explains the reasons for not naming young offenders and the wider implications of naming those with mental health or cognitive issues or issues around neurodiversity. Felicity has long experience of representing young people accused of serious crime and has contributed to academic publications on a range of issues affecting teenagers, including autism.

She suggests a Crown Court judge is not best placed to decide issues of the best interests of teenagers nor the public interest more generally, especially without expert evidence of the impact of such identification on these teens, their families and other children.



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