News and Events - Merry van Woodenberg

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 […]

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 […]

25th Oct 2019News

Mark Graffius and Merry van Woodenberg Defend in Complex International Film Industry Fraud Case at Southwark Crown Court

Mark Graffius and Merry van Woodenberg represented a man charged with involvement in a conspiracy to defraud various film production equipment companies. The man was alleged to have set up a company and various bank accounts, that were then used as vehicles to assist in a cross-jurisdictional conspiracy involving the large-scale theft of film production […]