Business Crime & Financial Services
Merry’s breadth of experience in white-collar crime, both prosecuting and defending, means that she is proficient at dealing with the issues that arise in these types of cases.
Merry has been instructed for the defence as sole counsel in conspiracy to defraud cases of up to £3million value, and as led junior in a £4million conspiracy to defraud the Legal Aid Agency. She is instructed in the first Data Protection Act criminal case in which a corporate defendant is charged.
Merry is currently instructed as sole disclosure counsel in a case alleging corruption in the English Football Premiership and Championship. She has previously been instructed as junior counsel in a bribery case relating to Antigua and Barbuda.
Merry is comfortable acting in cases with a voluminous page count and complex issues of fact and law. She has been instructed for the prosecution in corruption and bribery matters. She has experience of internal investigations, having assisted in an internal investigation into alleged fraud on the NHS by a multi-national pharmaceutical company.
Merry has worked in the Enforcement Department of the Financial Conduct Authority in the Criminal Prosecutions Team, where she gained invaluable knowledge of financial regulation, insider dealing, unauthorised business prosecutions and asset recovery.