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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 […]

2nd Dec 2019News

Christopher Coltart QC acts for Investment Fund Manager in Private Prosecution

Christopher Coltart QC (instructed by Gareth Minty, Mishcon de Reya) acted for an Investment Fund Manager in the recent private prosecution of a former employee of the company.  The defendant had, over a period of more than nine years, manipulated company records to disguise a significant foreign currency fraud, as well as misusing the company’s […]