Alison Gerry > Doughty Street Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Doughty Street Chambers

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From the beginning, Alison’s practice has had at its heart state accountability for those in detention, those who claim to have been abused, and those who have been discriminated against.  This has seen her practice develop from mainly mental health and inquest work, to expand to include prison law, actions against the police and Court of Protection. She now has extensive experience of appearing in wide variety of jurisdictions, including civil, administrative, coronial and the Court of Protection.


Chair of the Human Rights Lawyers Association


LLM: International Human Rights Law (Distinction)
LLB: Law (First Class)
Princess Royal Scholarship Inner Temple


Alison plays the saxophone and when time allows she also sings in her community choir. She likes to keep fit and practices yoga as well as being a regular runner. Alison is also keen to keep learning and is currently studying part time for a degree at Birkbeck University in Politics, Philosophy and History.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Alison GerryDoughty Street ChambersAlison is careful, measured, very clear as an advocate and extremely effective as a result.

London Bar > Police law (claimant)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Alison Gerry Doughty Street Chambers

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Alison GerryDoughty Street Chambers