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Francis Taylor Building
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Merrow welcomes instructions to act individually or as a part of a team across all of Chambers’ practice areas.  Merrow joined Chambers in October 2017 having successfully completed her pupillage under the supervision of Suzanne Ornsby QC, Richard Honey and Melissa Murphy.

Merrow studied Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge before going on to study law.  She has a First Class law degree from City Law School, London, and a masters degree from Columbia Law School, New York.  Prior to starting her pupillage, Merrow worked as a Foreign Law Clerk for Justice Edwin Cameron at the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

Merrow’s areas of interest include:

  • Planning and Environment
  • Public Law, Human Rights and EU
  • Highways, Village Greens and Commons
  • Infrastructure
  • Local Government
  • Compulsory Purchase and Compensation
  • Licensing
  • Education

Merrow is also happy to work on a pro bono basis in appropriate cases.

She has acted on behalf of local authorities, non-governmental organisations and private developers and is currently ranked as one of the highest rated planning juniors under 35 by Planning Magazine (2019). 


  • Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
  • The Planning & Environmental Bar Association (PEBA)


  • Columbia Law School, LLM (2014-2015)
  • City Law School, BPTC (Very Competent) (2013-2014)
  • City Law School, Graduate Entry LLB (First Class – top of the year) (2011-2013)
  • St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, BA(Hons) Social and Political Sciences (Second Class, Upper Division) (2007-2010)