HogLove calls in police as Grierson repays £1m of expenses

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  • I sincerely hope that the police also investigate why there was such a long delay before they were brought in.

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  • How appalling... Makes the firm look as if it cares about criminal justice only once its own finances have been safely looked after.

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  • Well played Hogs. Make sure the scoundrel pays up before you shop him to the police. They are obviously getting some good advice

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  • The guy's paid the money back - isn't that enough? Why involve Plod?

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  • "The guy's paid the money back - isn't that enough? Why involve Plod?" Anonymous@4.08pm - you clearly have no idea. There are so many things wrong with your comment it beggars belief. If you are a lawyer, I pity anyone that has the misfortune to instruct you.

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  • @ 3.40pm - The firm is fully entitled to prioritise its own interests. The money belongs to the firm and the partners, not the general public! We're not talking about a political expenses scandal or taxpayers money here. I agree it is disgraceful what the guy has done, and I'm glad it's been reported to the police in the end (after all, there's no reason why he shouldn't be treated like any other criminal), but if Hogans wants to prioritise getting the money back ahead of anything else, provided no clients have been adversely affected, then it should be entitled to do so.
    Well played Lovells!

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  • Why involve Plod? Presumably because it merits it and there are some issues around honesty and integrity which may be of interest to Plod.

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  • "He committed a major breach of trust " - nice way of saying he committed a major case of theft. Max Clifford would be proud.

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  • Staggering that comments along the lines of 4.08pm "The guy's paid the money back - isn't that enough? Why involve Plod?" are still being made. He is (a) a thief and thieves are not absolved of their crime by returning the goods once they are caught out, and (b) he is a senior and renowned lawyer and therefore deserves to be held to a higher standard than most

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  • @Anonymous | 6-Jun-2011 8:48 am
    Actually "breach of trust" is the correct legal terminology. As a partner he owed the firm fiduciary obligations. By knowingly recieving funds that he was not entitled to he quite literally committed a breach of trust.

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