25th Mar 2019 Read more
Merry is very client-friendly and has therefore developed a strong defence practice. She is equally comfortable working with professional clients as with vulnerable ones. She is currently instructed for the defence as sole counsel in a £3million conspiracy to defraud and as led junior in a £4million conspiracy to defraud the Legal Aid Agency.
In general crime, Merry has acted in cases involving some of the most serious offences, such as GBH with intent, arson with intent to endanger life and rape. Merry has experienced particular success defending allegations of serious sexual offences. She is an accredited vulnerable witness handler, having cross-examined witnesses as young as 4 years old. Merry understands the particular issues that can arise in cases involving the vulnerable, and is used to working with intermediaries. Merry specialises in cases involving individuals who are on the autistic spectrum.