Merry van Woodenberg

Merry van Woodenberg

"Merry is incredibly hard working. Her analysis is always extremely meticulous and she always has a real sense of how cases will play out which makes her advice on evidence of even more assistance. She is awfully persuasive when on her feet which supplements her outstanding written work. She will rise to the top of the criminal Bar."

Legal 500 UK 2024
Year of call: 2012
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Public Prosecution

Merry has a strong prosecution practice, and has acted for the CPS, the FCA, the SFO, and various Borough Councils. Her work in this area is complimented by past employment at the FCA (in Retail, the Criminal Prosecutions Team and the Proceeds of Crime department), and more recently, her work advising the Economic Crime Command Unit for the Attorney General of Jersey.

Merry is currently instructed for the FCA as junior counsel in a case involving alleged misstatements to the market. She is currently instructed by the CPS as sole counsel in relation to a complex fraud on a public body with a national security element.

Merry was junior counsel in the first Bribery Act prosecution relating to the English football leagues, involving issues of PII and arguments of entrapment. All defendants in that case were convicted.

Merry is experienced with dealing with complex disclosure – including PI – and LPP issues.

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