Ex Hogan Lovells partner Grierson admits £1.27m expenses fraud

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  • Very sad story. If the firms accounting checks were tougher the fraud could have been detected earlier.

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  • Agreed.

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  • Am I missing something here? How could his expenses EVER have legitimately topped £500,000? That's half a million quid!

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  • I wonder what the spread is on this, perhaps 30 months to 5 years, with a discount for early plea I'd be buying at 3.

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  • Very sad story indeed. Why on earth would someone, with an otherwise successful career, wish to pursue a fraud of this kind (or any kind)? This has not only destroyed his career but I guess his personal life given that his wife appears to have divorced him.

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  • No doubt he will be out in a few months, perhaps "to care for his sick wife".

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  • Anon | 27-Mar-2012 1:21 pm
    I would totally agree. Would it be right to assume that the only reason this was uncovered in the first place was because of the due diligence being carried out by Hogan Hartson pre merger?
    Does Lovells have some questions to answer here? Okay, so client money wasn't touched so the SRA will probably not investigate the firm but surely something has gone awry for this not to have been detected sooner by the firm.

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  • I knew Christopher very well. Psychiatric illness - who is he trying to kid. He was absolutely fine until his thieving was discovered!!

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  • I would have thought that if he was just after money he could have moved to a premier firm, where he would have been paid the amount he stole (i.e. over and above his earnings at Lovells). In any event, if there are health reasons then I really do not want to see them picked over in the legal press.

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  • Is greed a psychiatric illness then? Its' hard to believe anyone in the law has any fleeting sympathy for Grierson's conduct or the embarrassment it has caused to Lovells

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