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Clyde & Co partner sacked over ‘inappropriate behaviour’ following internal investigation

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Report claims senior lawyer encouraged colleagues to ‘accompany him to strip clubs’

London Clyde & Co solicitors

A partner at Clyde & Co has been booted out of the firm over allegations of inappropriate behaviour. The international outfit confirmed that it had conducted a full internal investigation, which resulted in the lawyer’s dismissal with “immediate effect”.

The partner was frequently “inappropriate” while intoxicated at events, and encouraged members of his department to “accompany him to strip clubs”, according to weekly blog RollOnFriday. It is reported that “two junior female members of his team” submitted separate complaints to Clyde & Co about his behaviour in the last year. Legal Cheek understands the partner was based outside London.

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“When the allegations came to light we carried out an internal investigation”, a spokesperson for Clyde & Co said.”The outcome of the investigation is that the partner has been dismissed from the firm with immediate effect.” They continued:

“Clyde & Co is committed to a working environment that is inclusive, professional and respectful. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of behaviour and expect all of our partners and staff to act with integrity, maintain high ethical standards and to respect local and global regulatory environments at all times.”

News of the partner’s dismissal comes just hours after fellow City player Baker McKenzie conceded that there were a number of “shortcomings” in the way it handled a historic allegation of sexual misconduct against one of its top lawyers. Bakers reportedly paid the female associate “significant” cash sum as part of a confidential settlement.

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27 Comments

Anonymous

Get me our recruiters now.

We NEED this kind of talent.

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JD Recruitment

On it!

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Anonymous

Top outfit – top lad.

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Anonymous

You think you’re funny but you’re not. This has been happening for far too long in law firms and continues to be a major problem.

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Anonymous

Your mum thinks I’m funny.

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Anonymous

Yeah, funny-looking.

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Anonymous

How else would you do the job, Coke and hookers my friend.

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Anonymous

It would appear that Legal Cheek just deletes comments now rather than censoring them. Poor show, old sport.

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Anonymous

Just remember to expense it.

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Anonymous

JD Partner in 3…2…1…

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Anonymous

Said person getting censored in 1…2…3…

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Anonymous

An Associate did pretty much the exact same thing to my friend on her vac scheme last year. This is far too common and it’s just disgusting.

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Anonymous

Do spill…

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Anonymous

Hot?

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Anonymous

Sorry, the same thing as what? What did your friend say the associate did?

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

They basically made inappropriate commments and invites Vac Schemers including my friend to a strip club.

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Anonymous

What were the inappropriate comments?

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Anonymous

What an utter laddington bear!!! HR, extend this man a partnership offer of full equity, and throw in a couple tubs of KY jelly for good measure. The trainees are gonna have to grease up prosper for this demon of a man!

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Anonymous

top bantz

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Anonymous

Don’t bother trying to be banterous.

It will be gone in minutes…

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Anonymous

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Living In The London Bubble

Poor guy. Sign of the times I’m afraid. We did that on a weekly basis in the good old days. I blame Weinstein for ruining the fun.

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Anonymous

Seriously though – the amount of good movies with the TWC stamp on them, hard to fautlt the guy.

Total legend.

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Anonymous

Being the ultimate lad partner?

Completed it mate.

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Roadman OG QC

Inappropriate behaviour is absolutely rife across the board. My 2 litre bottle of Pepsi was pilfered from the fridge and my M&S mid week shop was tarnished this week. Totes fuming.

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clydes bantz squad

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