Merlin qualified in 1987. His first post was with City firm Allen & Overy. Between 1990 and 2017 he worked at Poole & Co and then Blanchards Bailey – where he was a partner at both firms. From 2017 he was with Porter Dodson.
Merlin specialises in Private Client matters including Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts and Tax / Succession planning. He is from a local farming background and has acted for a number of agricultural clients. He has particular skills in dealing with capacity issues and complex family scenarios.
In his spare time, Merlin enjoys the arts, travel, reading, cycling, walking and gardening.