News and Events - Merry van Woodenberg


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 […]

15th Apr 2021News

Martin Heslop QC and Merry van Woodenberg’s client acquitted of murder

Martin Heslop QC and Merry van Woodenberg represented an 18 year old defendant who was acquitted of murder, following a three and a half month trial and lengthy legal argument, which persuaded the trial judge to stop the case against him. The allegation was that the defendant, charged with four others as a joint enterprise, […]

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 […]