Curtain twitchers have risked ruining a young lawyer's career by wrongly accusing her of throwing an illegal lockdown party.
In order to protect her identity, RollOnFriday is not naming the lawyer or her firm.
Last week the associate's firm was contacted by someone claiming that she had flouted stay-at-home regulations to gather with other junior solicitors from the firm and with lawyers from another business for a drunken party on Saturday night.
In what would have been an extraordinary lapse of judgment, the lawyer even posted photographs of the allegedly prohibited knees-up on her private Instagram account.
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Publications including RollOnFriday were also contacted. But while we welcome the attentions of all tipsters, however malevolent, this one appears to have been mistaken. The lawyer explained to her firm that the snaps were taken in 2018, and had been reposted as part of a throwback theme celebrating more innocent times when people could drink shots out of each other's mouths without being arrested, shunned and potentially fired.
Not that lockdown parties are a myth. Drinkers in a Liverpool pub were recently caught swinging their pints around and chanting “fuck the coronavirus” to the tune of Seven Nation Army, an offer it may well take up with some of them.
If you've spied genuine naughtiness, perhaps partners touching files, write in.