A&O hit with £3.4m claim from erotic-fiction-writing former associate

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  • Old Timer - A&O are hard nosed b*stards. Humphrey is reitring soon so they don;t care if the price of winngin aginst Ms. Dare is him going down in flames. Nice poeple, eh?

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  • "Dare claims that she and the partner “made out one drunken evening” on a colleague’s couch. In the claim she alleges: “Many witnesses were present. This was a heavy make out session and included tongues, hands on genitalia etc.” "
    Erm, forgive me if I am missing something, but is this somehow intended to be supportive of her case?

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  • Re Robert Morgan: I suspect that’s an excerpt from one of Dare’s novels as opposed to forming part of her statement of case? Oh wait, no you’re right…

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  • I say good luck to her. I suspect all those who have commented that they think her allegations is all part of her over-active imagination are rather fooling themselves. Lots of people do things they shouldn't, it's just that most of them don't their doings aired in public before a Tribunal and in the press.
    The problem for A&O is that they ought to have settled this some time ago; they didn't, and now much as they might like to do so, they effectively can't without giving credence to the claim. Well done. Nice work.

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  • This is a very interesting case. Dare is a seasoned lawyer, who used to work for major international law firms. Putting aside her sexual harassment claim, was she so naive to think that by making her ‘erotic’ story public she would not jeopardize her then current employment or legal career? Did she really believe that she had the right to both be part of the very conservative legal establishment and have her ‘erotic’ work made public? Isn’t it just common sense? I do not buy the argument about clients being seen in ‘whorehouses’ either. This is actually an example of private life and, unless a person decides to go public about it, it should remain private. Anyway, I wish Dare good luck with her career as a writer, as well as her sexual harassment case, if there is any ground for that.

    P.S. Being an expat in Moscow myself during the same time, I can confirm that Dare’s description of the expats’ life in Moscow is quite realistic.

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