News and Events - Merry van Woodenberg

2nd Jun 2023News

Merry van Woodenberg acts for tutor found not guilty of sexually assaulting a student

Merry van Woodenberg, instructed by Claire Hewitt of ABV Solicitors, acted for a maths tutor accused of sexually assaulting a student. Following a trial and a re-trial at Kingston Crown Court and Southwark Crown Court respectively, Merry’s client was found not guilty of three offences of sexual assault of a child under the age of […]

13th Jan 2023News

Merry van Woodenberg acts for Benjamin Mendy co-accused, Louis Matturie, who has been found not guilty of five counts of rape and one count of sexual assault

Merry van Woodenberg defended Louis Matturie, who was charged along with Manchester City footballer, Benjamin Mendy, with a series of alleged sex offences. Following a 5-month trial at Chester Crown Court, the jury acquitted Mr Matturie of five counts of rape, and one count of sexual assault, in relation to three women. Three of the […]

13th Jul 2022News

Financial sanctions: “connected with” Russia

Gavin Irwin and Merry van Woodenberg contribute to the June edition of the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law. Gavin and Merry explore recent developments in the financial sanctions deployed against Russia with a particular focus on the expanded scope of those measures and the meaning of “connected with” Russia in the context of […]

17th Mar 2022News

Merry van Woodenberg acts for FCA in first prosecution of market manipulation offences under the Financial Services Act 2012

The prosecution was brought against three former employees of Redcentric Plc. Following a three month trial at Southwark Crown Court, the former Chief Financial Officer, Tim Coleman, was found guilty of knowingly making false and misleading statements to the market and of false accounting. The former Finance Director, Estelle Croft, pleaded guilty to charges of […]