It started with an afternoon drinking session
A married City lawyer has appeared in court accused of having sex with a prominent QC at Waterloo train station.
Graeme Stening, general counsel at London private equity outfit Doughty Hanson & Co, and the unnamed female barrister, were arrested by police outside the busy commuter hub, it emerged yesterday.
According to a report in The Times, the top lawyer and “middle-aged barrister” embarked on an afternoon drinking session and were arrested after members of the public made complaints about their “activities”.
The unnamed QC, who is described by the newspaper as a “leader in her field”, admitted outraging public decency last summer. She also accepted a police caution that will appear on her criminal record.
But fast-forward six weeks and the prominent barrister claimed she had actually been the victim of a sexual assault that evening. As a result, she is now entitled to lifetime anonymity. It is also understood that she has applied to have her caution quashed.
51 year-old Stening — who spent time with City outfit Simmons & Simmons and Pinsent Masons legacy firm Simpson Curtis, according to his current online work bio — appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court yesterday accused of outraging public decency.
The top lawyer was due to stand trial earlier this month, however a further file is now being considered by the Crown Prosecution Service, delaying proceedings until June.
Stening, who is a graduate of Brunel University, denies any wrongdoing.
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