Behind Closed Doors: Sexual harassment, the covert epidemic of the legal sector?

On Friday 12 June, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (“SDT”) fined Baker McKenzie’s former London managing partner £55,000 for serious professional misconduct, having attempted to hug and kiss a junior lawyer in 2012 and improperly influence the subsequent investigation. The ruling shines a light on the dark problem of sexual misconduct happening behind City law firm’s flashy office entrances.

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A Crossroads: At the intersection of the right to protest and public health, which way does the law go?

The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Dame Cressida Dick, has stated that people protesting on the streets are at risk of on-the-spot fines of upwards of £100, or even a criminal record for defying social distancing regulations. The question arises as to how compatible this approach is with protestors’ human rights.

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