Merrigan Archdale

Trainee Solicitor

E: marchdale@goldjennings.co.uk

Merrigan joined Gold Jennings as a Trainee Solicitor in April 2022.

Her first seat is with the Civil Actions Against Public Authorities team, assisting in claims against the police and local authorities and supporting bereaved families at inquests.

Merrigan previously worked at Bhatt Murphy as a paralegal working on immigration detention, inquest and police law cases.  She was also instrumental in developing a project to deliver training on the police complaints procedure to frontline professionals working for London local authorities to improve knowledge and enhance the support they provide to vulnerable young people.

Prior to pursuing a career in law, Merrigan worked as a primary school teacher, which developed her particular interest in child protection and safeguarding. Merrigan completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law with distinction in 2020 whilst undertaking several voluntary roles.  These included a helpline advocate for Coram Voice helping children and young people in the care system to receive their full rights and entitlements. In addition, she worked for Southwark Council as a mentor for youth offenders and as an appropriate adult at Walworth Police Station supporting vulnerable detainees through the police process.

Merrigan Archdale

Trainee Solicitor

E: marchdale@goldjennings.co.uk

Merrigan joined Gold Jennings as a Trainee Solicitor in April 2022.

Her first seat is with the Civil Actions Against Public Authorities team, assisting in claims against the police and local authorities and supporting bereaved families at inquests.

Merrigan previously worked at Bhatt Murphy as a paralegal working on immigration detention, inquest and police law cases.  She was also instrumental in developing a project to deliver training on the police complaints procedure to frontline professionals working for London local authorities to improve knowledge and enhance the support they provide to vulnerable young people.

Prior to pursuing a career in law, Merrigan worked as a primary school teacher, which developed her particular interest in child protection and safeguarding. Merrigan completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law with distinction in 2020 whilst undertaking several voluntary roles.  These included a helpline advocate for Coram Voice helping children and young people in the care system to receive their full rights and entitlements. In addition, she worked for Southwark Council as a mentor for youth offenders and as an appropriate adult at Walworth Police Station supporting vulnerable detainees through the police process.