Meyrick’s practice has a strong focus on criminal law. Whilst at the criminal Bar he has been instructed in murder, fraud, POCA, robbery, firearms, conspiracy, theft, drug importations, rape, trafficking and historic offences.
Meyrick’s professional practice in London begin in the mid-1990s with his first appearances before Southwark Crown Court dating from 1998.
On first qualification he moved to the European Commission prosecuting price fixing cartels (Cartonboard: 24 companies, 12 countries) (DGIV / DG Competition). Before qualification he worked in Paris in English and French law firms (Shipping, ICC).
In London from the mid-1990s Meyrick specialised in large-scale fraud and commercial matters in a Legal 500 firm. He lead defences in rights issue fraud, bonds or other investment fraud (Spread betting, Whisky / Millenium Champagne etc), insolvency fraud, LCB and other VAT evasions. Often these had cross-border aspects, e.g. the US, and additionally involved extradition, judicial review and Letters of Request (Meyrick would obtain). He was one of the first VHCC Supervisors based solely on his experience of SFO, HMCE etc cases giving any firm access to the Fraud Panel and ensuring continued leadership in those cases. He appeared in the Bankruptcy Court protecting valuable assets (eg development land) from creditors and frequently before Masters in Chancery and QBD (applications to dismiss, disclosure, fraud etc) against the likes of Clifford Chance, Wilde Sapte etc. Offered partnership he transferred to the criminal Bar in 2003.
Meyrick is a Committee Member of the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association and practises on the South-East and Midlands circuits.
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Meyrick is an effective jury advocate securing acquittals in long running, complex trials, often against Silks, as leader or junior alone, involving fraud, firearms, forensic, expert and accounting evidence, anonymous witnesses, DNA, Cell-site, covert recordings, intermediaries etc.
He has dealt with heavy weight fraudsters, illegal arms importers / exporters, company directors, HNWIs, sex offenders and those in the public eye.
Meyrick is also at home in the Court of Appeal appearing in matters of sentence, conviction and confiscation.
Meyrick has been effective in beating, reducing or dismissing confiscation and other POCA proceedings or obtaining leave to appeal where orders have been made. He has been successfully doing this since the mid-1990s / CJA 1987 starting with the SFO and everyone else since and in recovery of money seized. He has provided assistance or criminal expertise regarding high profile defendants or cases and in 2012 / 2013 he provided advice and assistance or guidance for an Arab Spring state seeking to recover overseas assets.
Throughout his career at the Bar, Meyrick has also prosecuted in matters of fraud, serious sexual offences and violence.
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