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.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so very much for all your guidance, expertise and professional understanding towards helping me draw up my will with Humphries Kirk. Making a will is important to do, but you made me feel so relaxed and calm whilst filling in the relevant questions, and on the day I signed the legal documents I sensed great relief in carrying out my wishes. I also felt from the start of the process, that I was treated with great respect from you and your colleagues who looked after me so kindly. So once again a huge thank you.” Mr Ratcliffe