A Fieldfisher staffer has been charged with sexually assaulting a paralegal at the firm's Christmas party.

The accused worked on the IT helpdesk at the London HQ of the international law firm. He is accused of cornering one of its paralegals in the office toilets at the Christmas party, and sexually assaulting her.

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City of London police were called to the scene where officers arrested the man. He has subsequently been charged with sexual assault. RollOnFriday understands that he has pleaded not guilty, and will go on trial next month.

When the allegations were made, the accused was suspended by Fieldfisher and he has now "left the firm". A Fieldfisher spokesman told RollOnFriday, "Given the case is ongoing it would be inappropriate for the firm to comment further".

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Anonymous 02 Jul 16

In these modern times this sort of behaviour is just not acceptable. We have moved on from the 70s and 80s and firms need to catch up. Most firms simply would do not have this. I mean, who the hell has onshore, in the office IT support these days?

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