Ex Hogan Lovells partner Grierson admits £1.27m expenses fraud By Margaret Taylor 27 March 2012 11:05 17 December 2015 13:26 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Kim Philby 27 March 2012 at 12:51 Very sad story. If the firms accounting checks were tougher the fraud could have been detected earlier. Reply Link mark Goyne 27 March 2012 at 13:12 Agreed. Reply Link Anon 27 March 2012 at 13:21 Am I missing something here? How could his expenses EVER have legitimately topped £500,000? That’s half a million quid! Reply Link Anonymous 27 March 2012 at 13:22 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. Reply Link Anonymous 27 March 2012 at 13:55 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. Reply Link Anon 27 March 2012 at 14:05 No doubt he will be out in a few months, perhaps “to care for his sick wife”. Reply Link Anonymous 27 March 2012 at 14:31 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. Reply Link Anonymous 27 March 2012 at 16:29 I knew Christopher very well. Psychiatric illness – who is he trying to kid. He was absolutely fine until his thieving was discovered!! Reply Link Anonymous 27 March 2012 at 17:33 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. Reply Link Anonymous 27 March 2012 at 19:07 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 Reply Link Anonymous 28 March 2012 at 03:50 There must be other rats on the ship. Culture of greed and entitlement at Lovells is rife. Reply Link Mr.x 30 May 2012 at 23:42 I don’t believe this man should be put in prison. I believe 4 years ago he had a nervous breakdown followed by a moment of madness, which put him into a position he couldn’t get out of. I believe right now , prison is the wrong place for this man. He is not a criminal. He just made a mistake. I believe even now he can’t believe what he has done… (like waking from a bad dream) god bless Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.