Harassment-related calls to LawCare surge in wake of #MeToo revelations

The anti-harassment movement appears to have empowered lawyers to share their concerns and seek help.

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A review carried out by Simmons & Simmons into Baker McKenzie’s handling of a sexual misconduct incident has concluded that there were “shortcomings” in the way the case was handled. Bakers hired Simmons earlier this year to probe an incident six years ago, where an associate alleged that she was sexually assaulted by a Bakers […]

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