Pinsent Masons faces lawsuit following trainee assault

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  • But, I am your lawyer.

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  • If the trainee can show that he had previously assaulted another trainee in the same firm, and then evidence the lack of action / training and supervision or even judgement by the employer by putting him in that position again (supervising trainees) then I think he has a case against the firm as they have a DoC to protect their employees etc.

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  • The offender is a partner, surely there are clauses attached to his behaviour in the workplace especially when it exceeds gross misconduct?

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  • Reference the above comments.
    1. Employers can be found liable for the actions of employees.
    2. The offender is not a partner. He is 3 years PQ and I suspect a senior assistant at best.

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  • Did he goto jail?

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  • utter stupidity

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  • Sentenced to 100 hours Community Service according to the Lawyer.

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  • Whole new slant on eat what you kill

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  • A claim against one of the biggest firms in the UK should not be attempted lightly, also the real question is how far should an employees actions out of work hours reflect on a business, is this really worthy of the courts time?
    This seems to be an isolated incident and provided that there are mechanisms in place to handle this sort of situation at Pinsent Masons it would be unreasonable to hold the firm responsible for one drunken fool. If Pinsent Masons were remissive in checking for outstanding convictions then there is a slight chance. Furthermore this sounds awfully akin to the compensation mentality. Punch ups happen, you send your assailant to jail and get damages and maybe compensation from him and he gets jail time.
    He should have the brute sent to jail and be content the justice system works, and not try to shoot the moon. As a solicitor I am sure that there are better uses of his time.

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