Fieldfisher this week.
In a busy week for Fieldfisher, at least two staff are seeking to bring claims against the firm in the Employment Tribunal, RollOnFriday understands, while a former star partner has escaped being struck off.
One of the employment claims is in respect of the firm's "botched" attempt to sack a solicitor, said a source.
The lawyer is understood to be claiming that Fieldfisher breached UK employment law by failing to give them reasons for their dismissal, or an opportunity to address perceived shortcomings.
A source told RollOnFriday that a Fieldfisher employment partner stepped in and advised the firm's HR team that it had bungled the process, and attempted to contact the lawyer personally to persuade the solicitor to discontinue their claim.
Fieldfisher then offered to make a payment to the ex-employee to settle the matter, said a source, conditional on a non-disclosure agreement being signed - but its approaches were rebuffed.
The situation was "embarrassing for a corporate law firm boasting an employment law team", said the source, "which is presumably why there was an attempt to make a payment".
Another claim is believed to have been made by a member of staff who lost their job when Fieldfisher made redundancies last year. They are alleging that Fieldfisher breached its obligations by failing to offer the individual a suitable alternative job that existed within the firm, according to a source.
Fieldfisher declined to comment on the allegations.
Meanwhile, one of the firm's former equity partners was cleared of dishonesty by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal this week, although he was also fined £50,000.
Stephen Evans-Jones, a real estate specialist, admitted that he "recreated" letters to a client's tenant making payment demands, and backdated them by three months, because he thought they had already been sent.
They were later used in litigation as part of possession proceedings.
But Evans-Jones, who was placed on gardening leave by Fieldfisher last March before resigning in November, maintained that his signature on the documents had been falsified by someone else, and denied deceiving colleagues by signing a statement of truth which claimed they were contemporaneous.
"I am embarrassed and humiliated, it has been on my mind for the past two years", he said.
The error was first highlighted by Evans-Jones himself, reported the Law Gazette, when his wife realised they had been on holiday when he thought he had first signed the documents.
"Signing that statement was the worst thing in my career", said Evans-Jones, who asked the tribunal, "Why on earth would I carry on this master fraud to risk my very successful career that I worked so hard for, for the sake of my client? There is no point in me risking my career and lying. I made an honest mistake and I am living every day with it".
The former Fieldfisher star apparently billed over £3m a year and ran a team of 20 in Fieldfisher's Manchester office. When RollOnFriday asked the firm if it would take him back as he had not been struck off, it said, "Stephen Evans-Jones is no longer a partner at the firm and we will not be commenting". So it's not ruling it out.