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Meriel Hodgson-Teall

Associate solicitor

Meriel is an associate solicitor in the consumer law and product safety department

Banking and finance

Meriel is an associate solicitor in the consumer law and product safety department, working with Bozena Michalowska-Howells, acting for people who have suffered losses as a consumer or from their investments.

Meriel has a background in commercial litigation and arbitration, specialising in complex and high value international disputes, with a great deal of previous experience advising clients the banking and international trade sectors.

She is acting on a number of largescale group actions: she is part of the team acting on behalf of people who invested in the Woodford Equity Income Fund; and also works on the team’s emissions cases, acting on behalf vehicle owners who have been affected by the ‘Dieselgate’ emissions scandal.

Legal expertise

Meriel trained as a solicitor at Stephenson Harwood LLP, a commercial law firm based in London and with offices across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. She focused on litigation and disputes, but also spent time working with the firm’s Corporate Funds team, where she assisted with the listing of a number of investment funds on the London Listed Investment Funds Market; and with the Corporate team in the firm’s Hong Kong office, working on corporate listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and preparing prospectuses.

Meriel qualified as a solicitor in September 2016, specialising in international commercial disputes and acting for a diverse range of clients including banks and companies in the international trade sector.

In February 2019 Meriel moved to a litigation specialist law firm, Enyo Law LLP, where she gained further experience working on largescale and high value international disputes. She also acted on a number of cases for a leading UK charity.

She joined the consumer law and product safety department at Leigh Day in January 2021.

She is a Trustee of a local charity which supports people with learning disabilities.

Meriel graduated from Oxford University in 2011 with a first-class degree in History.

Read Meriel's blogs

Recent reports from the FCA underscore the need for greater protections for individual investors 9.2.21

Insurers back Leigh Day’s group claim on behalf of Woodford Equity Income Fund investors 5.2.21

 

News and blogs

Blog Post
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What’s in the Queen’s Speech 2022 for consumers, and what’s missing?

Our consumer and competition law specialists join forces to discuss the positives for consumers included within this year’s Queen’s Speech, where new measures don’t go far enough and what we think is still lacking.

News Article
Contract Signing
Consumer Protection Act Consumer law Consumer safety

Leigh Day submits response to consultation on changes to competition and consumer law reform

Leigh Day’s product safety and consumer law team has submitted a formal response to the government’s consultation on wide-ranging changes to the UK’s competition and consumer laws.

Blog Post
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Competition and Markets Authority clamps down on greenwashing

Meriel Hodgson-Teall, Monika Kaczmarska and Charlotte Shippey consider moves by the Competition and Markets Authority to halt the practice of ‘greenwashing’.

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Data Picture
Consumer law Financial services

Consumer interests must be at the forefront of any regulatory change

Meriel Hodgson-Teall explains Leigh Day’s submission of evidence to the Treasury Committee inquiry into the Future of Financial Services, setting out the need for greater consumer protections within investment markets.