Mishcons wins Deutsche Bank bully case

Mishcon de Reya has won damages of over £800,000 for a company secretarial assistant who was bullied by fellow employees at Deutsche Bank.

Partner Tony Morton-Hooper represented Helen Green, who was claiming damages for a “deliberate campaign” of bullying by colleagues. Yesterday (1 August) Mr Justice Owen handed down judgment finding in Green’s favour and awarding damages totalling £817,000, including compensation for loss of earnings.

Green was employed by Deutsche Bank Group Services between October 1997 and October 2001, leaving after a nervous breakdown.

She said she was bullied by four female colleagues and one male colleague, and that the harrassment led to her abandoning her career.

The bank will also have to pay Green’s legal costs.

Morton-Hooper instructed Devereux Chambers’ Robert Glancy QC for Green. Beachcroft partner Philip Tracy instructed 39 Essex Street’s Geoffrey Brown for Deutsche Bank.

A Deutsche Bank spokesperson said: “Deutsche Bank respects the judgment of the court. No decision on whether to appeal has been made at this stage.”