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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Sports Law

Merry prosecuted the first case of alleged bribery in the English football leagues. She has also acted for the Football Association in regulatory cases regarding players and referees alleged to have breached the FA rules (such as Rule E3 breaches).

Notable Cases:

R v LM

Merry defended LM, who was charged along with Manchester City footballer, BM, with a series of alleged sex offences. Following a 5-month trial the jury acquitted LM of five counts of rape, and one count of sexual assault, in relation to three women.

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