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Trowers & Hamlins senior associate CLEARED of sex assault on off-duty police officer

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Simon Bryning found not guilty

St Albans Crown Court

A solicitor at Trowers & Hamlins who was accused of sexually assaulting an off-duty police officer on a late night train has been CLEARED of all wrongdoing.

Simon Bryning, a commercial property specialist, was found not guilty of sexual assault on Friday following a trial at St Albans Crown Court. Legal Cheek revealed that Bryning is a senior associate at Trowers & Hamlins’ London office on Thursday.

A spokesperson for the City outfit told us:

“We can confirm that Simon Bryning was found not guilty of all allegations made against him. We are following our processes and an internal investigation into the matters surrounding the allegations is underway. We are unable to comment further, as it is not our policy to comment on individual employment matters.”

The top solicitor — who joined Trowers as a trainee in 2008 — had been accused of assaulting a female passenger on a train from Euston to Milton Keynes in January 2017. It was said that Bryning reached through the gap between two train seats to stroke her thigh, according to the Mail Online. Bryning denied the allegations.

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Last week, we reported that Trowers’ staff had received an internal email, seen by Legal Cheek, informing them there was an “ongoing case” involving one of the firm’s solicitors.

During the trial, the court heard the defendant was arrested at Tring Station, Hertfordshire, after the woman’s partner called British Transport Police. Bryning was taken to Aylesbury police station, where he reportedly explained to officers he had been drinking heavily throughout the day and had no recollection of boarding the train.

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Anonymous

Honestly Thomas. He wasn’t “cleared of all wrongdoing”. He was found not guilty of the offence with which he was charged. Ffs. This is fairly basic.

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Anonymous

Top solicitor.

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Anonymous

Fair on LC side to follow up the charge news with the not-guilty decision.
I wonder how many of the commentators of the article of few days ago will adopt the same approach.

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Anonymous

Let’s all write comments on this despite having not sat through the trial and heard the evidence…

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DEEZ NUTZ

Who’s give a rats arse about this horsecock story?

Fuck you, Tommy.

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