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Hogan Lovells partner suspended after Irwin Mitchell lawyer filmed him watching porn in his office from across the street

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Reported him to HR

Irwin Mitchell’s office (left) and Hogan Lovells’ office (right)

A partner in Hogan Lovells‘ London office has been suspended after a lawyer at a rival firm reported him for allegedly watching porn at his desk.

The awkward incident is said to have occurred on Monday morning when a lawyer at Irwin Mitchell looked out of their office window overlooking the partner’s desk. Images courtesy of Google (above and below) show that the two firm’s London bases are only separated by a narrow lane.

A satellite image showing the close proximity of the two offices

Shocked at what he (or she) was witnessing, RollOnFriday reports that the Irwin Mitchell lawyer whipped out their mobile phone and began filming the unnamed partner, who had his back to the window, before reporting the incident to Hogan Lovells’ HR staff.

A spokesperson for Hogan Lovells said: “We were made aware of an individual in our office mis-using their computer to watch adult material. Such behaviour is unacceptable and we have suspended them pending a full internal investigation.”

As for how the partner allegedly accessed the porn on his work computer in the first place, the spokesperson added:

“We didn’t block access to websites unless they represented a cybersecurity risk (e.g. they have malware on them). The nature of our work for clients sometimes means we need to carry out investigations in areas which require us to have flexible access. We have reviewed and tightened this policy.”

Irwin Mitchell declined to comment.

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70 Comments

Anonymous

Yikes.

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JonesDay Senior Partner

This post has been removed because it breached Legal Cheek’s comments policy.

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Anonymous

LegalCheek Mods can censor posts all they want – I’m still going to upvote the above post. I don’t even need to read the details to use my imagination and find it funny all the same.

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Anonymous

This idea of “public shaming” has got to stop.

It’s absolutely ridiculous, and there should be some media regulation to stop it.

No one has a sense of humour anymore.

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Anonymous

Have Irwin Mitchell got nothing better to do than to look out of their windows and gaze with envy on Lovells’ offices?

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HL Partner

Hey, Snitchy!

You know what happens to tell-tales!

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Anonymous

Jesus Christ

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Butters

I had to google this, hilarious.

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Anonymous

Loves you.

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Anonymous

It was research ffs.

(80)(0)

Hahahahaahaha.....

…..Hahahahaahahahaha

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Anonymous

Read this on RoF already.

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Anonymous

NICE PINCH FROM ROF TOMMY!

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Anonymous

This is amazing. The Irwin Mitchell lawyer is ruthless

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Anonymous

The Irwin Mitchell lawyer is an embittered povvo idiot more like…

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Anonymous

Or perverted and cruel. In any case, come the end of the day, the Irwin Mitchell lawyer will still have to go to bed knowing that he works at Irwin Mitchell, and in reality that despite what has happened, he/she is an equal loser in this situation.

Furthermore, this article has a major inaccuracy in stating that Irwin Mitchell is a “Rival Law firm”, Hogan Lovells’ rivals include HSF, NRF, MC firms and so on.

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Anonymous

NRF? LMAOOOOO

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Anonymous

Can’t tell in which direction you’re laughing at the suggestion? You think NRF is miles better or worse than HogLov?

Either way, put a sock in it will you, they’re clearly of a very comparable level and have been seen as peers for ages, no need for revisionism.

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Anonymous

NRF is nowhere near the likes of HL, HSF or the MC….

Its probably in the same tier as DLA

Anonymous

Or CMS looooooooooooooooooool

Anonymous

Rofl @ anything involving CMS

Anonymous

Or Dechart lmao

Anonymous

HSF = High Street Firm?

Anonymous

SCENES!

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Anonymous

You could at least credit RoF for this piece you’ve just churned. The quotes you quote were given to them, not to you, right?

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Anonymous

They have credited them…

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Anonymous

Yeah well, you didn’t expect me to read it for a second time did you?

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Anonymous

They literally link to the ROF piece.

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Anonymous

I’d love to see Alex Aldridge and Matthew Rhodes OBE have a fight

Like Bridet Jones Diary

Two complete d*ckheads

Anonymous

Irwins are only jealous because Hog Love have a garden on their roof, whereas all Irwins have are aircon outlets through which pour the vanquished hopes of ambulance chasing automata clad in shiny suits.

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Your Overlord

‘Hog Love has’, ‘Irwins has’.

Stupid, vulgar solicitor. You’re like two bald men fighting over a comb.

Yours,

A Barrister

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JC

He was present but not involved.

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Anonymous

Monday morning?! Top marks for effort.

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Anonymous

🤳

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

Can Irwin Mitchell go down any further in people’s estimation?

Talk about snarky weasels.

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EXCLUSIVE Comment

Heh

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Anonymous

It’s probably just research for a book…

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Anonymous

Luckily I only do it in the client meeting rooms where there’s no windows or snoopy partners

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Anonymous

Is it true that the Irwin Mitchell solicitor was filming for three hours before raising the complaint?

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Bob

Wanking with his strides below his knees!

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Anonymous

would like to land Pornhub as a client though.

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Anonymous

A friend of mind advised them when they were attempting to penetrate the Asian market.

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DWF are better than IM

True – he should get reprimanded for being a grass.

It is shocking, I hope his colleagues are funny with him.

Nothing to do with him!!!

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Anon

He missed the NSFW memo …

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