CC partner’s Hong Kong bother

As news comes in that the Archbishop of Canterbury is to stand down in December, one Clifford Chance partner will be feeling the need for an intercessor.

Asia head Peter Charlton has been arrested in Hong Kong after a road accident in which the former global corporate head was reportedly driving a Jaguar after consuming three times the legal limit of alcohol.

Police have not decided whether Charlton will be charged after the head-on collision with a taxi in Hong Kong’s Mid-Levels district, but if they do he could face a fine of up to HK$25,000 (about £2,000), up to three years’ imprisonment and/or disqualification from driving for up to two years.

Charlton has been released on bail and is still in the Clifford Chance office. He is set to report back to the police authorities by the middle of next month. In the meantime, it’s time to pray hard.

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