News and Events - Merry van Woodenberg


2nd Feb 2021News

Leon Kazakos QC and Merry van Woodenberg’s client acquitted of murder and manslaughter

Leon Kazakos QC leading Merry van Woodenberg, instructed by Cameron Snodgrass of Murrays Partnership, represented X – a 16 year old boy with substantial developmental difficulties – at his trial for the murder of Clinton Evbota. X was accused of ‘joint enterprise’ participation in a gang attack by seven youths on an estate in South East London, and was 14 […]

14th Feb 2020News

Business Crime Group Newsletter

Welcome to the Business Crime Group Newsletter Christopher Coltart QC Editor This latest edition of the 2 Hare Court Business Crime Group newsletter is packed with interesting and relevant updates for practitioners working in this field: Merry van Woodenberg considers Unexplained Wealth Orders following the recent decision in Hajiyeva v NCA [2020] EWCA Civ 108, […]

8th Jan 2020News

Merry van Woodenberg acts for Compliance Officer acquitted of involvement in Legal Aid Fraud

Merry van Woodenberg represented an individual charged with Conspiracy to Defraud the Legal Aid Agency and Perverting the Course of Justice. Merry’s client was the Compliance Officer of a London immigration solicitor’s firm, which was alleged to have made fraudulent claims to the Legal Aid Agency (previously the Legal Services Commission) over a 6 year […]

16th Dec 2019News

Brian O’Neill QC, Julia Faure Walker and Merry van Woodenberg secure convictions in football bribery trial at Southwark Crown Court

Following a trial of two months’ duration, two football agents, Giuseppe ‘Pino’ Pagliara and Dax Price, and a former assistant head coach of Championship side Barnsley FC, Tommy Wright, have been convicted of four counts under the Bribery Act 2010. The case stemmed from an extensive undercover investigation into alleged corruption in football by The […]