Exclusive - Partner buys burner phones to harass junior
11 May 2018
A senior partner at a major UK firm has been stalking a newly-qualified lawyer who wants to end their affair.
The male partner has been harassing the female NQ in an attempt to prolong their affair, said sources, which began when she was a trainee at the firm. In order to protect the identity of the junior solicitor, who has not spoken directly to RollOnFriday, details including the name of the firm have not been included.
Despite the NQ's repeated attempts to end the liaison, said a source, the married partner refuses to leave her alone. Each time she blocks his number, he buys a new phone on which to text and call. And despite not working directly under him, "he corners her on the stairs and gives her work seemingly unnecessarily
". It comes as Linklaters launched a policy this week requiring staff to report work relationships, in a bid to address conflicts created by unbalanced power dynamics.
||On the one hand, all partners gave her seemingly unnecessary work. On the other hand, only he had tattooed her face on his hands and made them tell him she loved him.
"He will not let her move on
" and "she cannot get away
", said a source, who accused the partner of "entirely abusing their position of power"
. This "is what #metoo was all about"
, said the insider. "If we aren’t calling out men who behave like this, then we do women in the legal profession a complete disservice
If you would like to tell your story to RollOnFriday, or know the "inappropriate behaviour
" which led to Quinn Emanuel sacking partner Mark Hastings this week, do get in touch.