Exclusive: Ince associate leaves firm after fight with Kennedys partner
16 December 2016
An associate has left Ince & Co
after allegedly assaulting a partner at a lunch in front of clients.
Insurance lawyer Nick West* "attacked
" the partner in Dubai at the 'Annual Rugby Sevens Long Lunch'. Held at the luxury InterContinental Dubai hotel on 6 October, the event included speeches from two "world rugby legends
" (referee Wayne Barnes and All Black Andrew Mehrtens), themed quizzes and signed balls.
And a fight. Among the 800 rugby fans joining West was his old boss from Kennedys, where he had worked for five years before joining Ince & Co in 2016. There may be some bad blood. A source said that West "attacked
" the partner in front of stunned clients, and that he was "spirited out of Dubai the next day to avoid prosecution
||"Now who's your due diligence monkey"
Mentions of West were swiftly scrubbed from Ince & Co's website. A spokesman for the firm told RollOnFriday, "We do not accept acts of violence in any form. Following the conclusion of an internal investigation, Nick West has left the firm
". A spokesman for West's new employer, K&L Gates, failed to comment.
*what is it about Nick Wests?