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Exclusive: Lawyer dumped girlfriend by pretending to be dead
06 May 2016
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A solicitor who dumped his girlfriend by pretending he had died, has been reported to the SRA and the police by her mother.

The Coventry-based lawyer, who is the in-house legal counsel for a major utility company, dated the woman in 2013. But one night she received a text from his mobile phone purporting to be written by another member of his family. It conveyed the shocking news that after a very short illness he had died suddenly.


  How it might have looked, a RollOnFriday reconstruction

In subsequent text conversations the 'family member' reluctantly provided details of the funeral, explaining that it was taking place a considerable distance away at Swindon crematorium. Unperturbed, the grieving woman made the journey to the service, only to discover that staff had no idea what she was talking about. The lawyer, who RollOnFriday is not naming because we've all done it, haven't we, was exposed when the woman's suspicious mother contacted his employer. She found that he was not in fact dead at all, but working at his desk.

She subsequently reported him to the police, and to the SRA for "bringing his trusted profession into disrepute". But apparently it's not in the remit of either body to penalise someone for being a spineless coward. A spokesman for the SRA said, "there has been no such formal action taken against the solicitor RollOnFriday has mentioned". He explained, “when assessing complaints about solicitors, we look at the evidence available to us, and the risk any such alleged misconduct poses to interests of clients if repeated”.

  How it will look when her mum gets hold of him

According to RollOnFriday's source, the man "continues to pitch his dating profile" but has "a tendency to stand up many dates". So it could be that literally dozens more women now believe the same man has died of flu/hungry bears/runaway threshers.

His company declined to comment.
 

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anonymous user
06/05/2016 06:09
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Hmm, the mother seems a little too over involved in her daughter's activities. Tis one thing to be angry, but quite another for bringing his work into a personal matter.
Shooty*
06/05/2016 08:50
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LOL.
Sorry, not sorry.
anonymous user
06/05/2016 12:54
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Not the best of excuses...... what an idiot.
anonymous user
06/05/2016 13:35
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That reconstruction is brilliant.
anonymous user
06/05/2016 16:12
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Don't hate the playa; hate the game.
anonymous user
07/05/2016 11:45
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Any fool knows you're supposed to just ghost. School boy error
anonymous user
07/05/2016 13:00
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What's wrong with doing that?
anonymous user
09/05/2016 17:50
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You'd think she would have been suspicious when the "grieving mother" speculated as to her son's being a terrific lover.
anonymous user
10/05/2016 00:31
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Lmao, would loved to have been a fly on the wall in that office - hahaha! What a freak
anonymous user
10/05/2016 07:42
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Anon at 17.50 - you'll note the text interaction is just a reconstruction.
anonymous user
10/05/2016 15:43
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Imagine him being your criminal defence lawyer, lol! funniest thing I've read in a while.
anonymous user
14/06/2016 09:49
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Lol, sounds like the Inbetweeners! Haha
anonymous user
14/06/2016 09:52
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Inbetweeners moment for sure, lol!