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Mark Hastings sacked
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Queenie E
Posted - 10 May 2018 11:53
Isn't it quite unusual to openly name the partner in this sort of case?

Coracle Lolling
Posted - 10 May 2018 13:21
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It's definitely unusual to not link to the story.
Nexis
Posted - 10 May 2018 13:29
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It's a Lawyer story.

It is pretty unusual. He's only been there just over a year. I wonder what he did...
lonesome cowboy bill
Posted - 10 May 2018 13:51
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that's why I came here. What did he do? Goose someone?
Queenie E
Posted - 10 May 2018 13:53
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It's in all the legal rags

https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/quinn-emanuel-sacks-city-partner-after-inappr opriate-conduct-investigation/

it must be pretty bad for them to hang him out to dry like this?
lonesome cowboy bill
Posted - 10 May 2018 14:08
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yeah but what? Stick his winkle in the electric pencil sharpener? P'copy his 'nads & put the pic' up behind his desk?
3-ducks
Posted - 10 May 2018 14:10
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"it must be pretty bad for them to hang him out to dry like this?"

So bad that it needs to drawn to the attention of people who had otherwise never heard of it?
bookem
Posted - 10 May 2018 14:11
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good

3-ducks
Posted - 10 May 2018 14:12
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"good"

How can you make a qualitative judgement when you don't even know what the accusation was?
Good on Paper
Posted - 10 May 2018 14:14
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He's a warrior now, Ducks. He fights the good fight wherever he finds it to be fought, and all must see signalled his immense and glorious virtue.
3-ducks
Posted - 10 May 2018 14:15
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heh
Original Teclis
Posted - 10 May 2018 14:15
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Their weird statement about no NDAs may be relevant as to their motives for it being so public an expulsion.
lonesome cowboy bill
Posted - 10 May 2018 14:17
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I give up
Good on Paper
Posted - 10 May 2018 14:18
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LCB even if anyone knows, m88, they're not going to post it on here.
bookem
Posted - 10 May 2018 14:28
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yeah - how awful and virtue signalling that senior lawyers start getting nudged not to be such khunts to people
Good on Paper
Posted - 10 May 2018 14:32
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One doesn't have to endorse any form of workplace khuntery to observe that vigorously endorsing a dismissal the facts of which are entirely obscure to you is an exercise devoid of purpose save to advertise your own virtue.
bookem
Posted - 10 May 2018 14:36
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nope

as usual you're wrong.

this is a Good Thing.

back to your MRA forum
Good on Paper
Posted - 10 May 2018 14:36
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hee
Good on Paper
Posted - 10 May 2018 14:37
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should have been doublehee to account for Booko's last
jacket’n’jeans
Posted - 10 May 2018 14:38
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Big Liz did you put that thru a app before posting?
3-ducks
Posted - 10 May 2018 14:43
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"this is a Good Thing"

Again:

1. How do you even know what he's accused of?

2. How do you know whether he committed that of which he's accused?

3. How do you know that the punishment fits the "crime"?

Absent proper answers to the above, you can't say it's either a good or a bad thing. You might reasonably say, for example, that it's poor form in the circumstances to have named him, but other than that any commentary is meaningless and uninformed.
Good on Paper
Posted - 10 May 2018 14:48
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I think booko is claiming inside knowledge, Ducks
bookem
Posted - 10 May 2018 15:19
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Hey Dux

#timesup
Queenie E
Posted - 10 May 2018 16:20
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Quinn Emanuel has now self-reported to the SRA

the plot thickens
Capt Haddock
Posted - 10 May 2018 16:41
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wasn't he a rising star in AG?

Capt Haddock
Posted - 10 May 2018 16:45
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apparently he was poached for his star signs. Guess someone got carried away, if any of the allegation are true. All those are alleged.
Balthazar Bratt
Posted - 10 May 2018 17:15
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If anyone were to be so stupid and shallow to judge him on looks alone, they would surely conclude he is quite obviously a colossal bell-cheddar:

http://www.legalweek.com/sites/legalweek/2016/12/07/addleshaws-litigation-star-mar k-hastings-to-join-quinn-emanuel/?slreturn=20180410121347
camenbert
Posted - 10 May 2018 17:35
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addleshaws star litigator...? heh!

Scunthorpe's second choice centre forward...
Spurius Odus
Posted - 10 May 2018 23:50
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He was on Berezovsky so was Addleshaw's golden boy for very good reason.
Good on Paper
Posted - 11 May 2018 07:48
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People scoffing at his litig8ory prowess because he was at AG (an outstanding firm) - give over. You don't get hired by Quinn without being a shythot litigator.
Good on Paper
Posted - 11 May 2018 07:50
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Cue the chuntering collective of mid-ranking associates styling themselves the ROFerati: "Addleshaws an outstanding firm? I'll have you know I was opposite them on Negative Alpha Partners' GBP20m acquisition of Billy Buttson Tractor Services Ltd, and I didn't at all like the way their three-peeks went about negotiating the spillover liability cap on the asbestos warranties".
camenbert
Posted - 11 May 2018 09:45
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or possibly just by being someone who works all night and day, and gets lucky with a big client...
Montagueh
Posted - 11 May 2018 09:51
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I'm both surprised and disappointed by this news...always thought he was a really decent bloke...his key value to AG was in persuading Berezhovsky to stay when the litigator he first instructed at the firm left to set up his own firm...
Hodge
Posted - 11 May 2018 09:59
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Can't agree with you on that , but I am surprised at this sort of allegation against him.

He was a classic autistic lawyer, super bright but incapable of social interaction. If you'd asked, I would guess he had all the sex drive of an octogenarian panda, and even then the only thing he'd get h0rn over would be the White Book.
Montagueh
Posted - 11 May 2018 10:01
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What can't you agree on, Hodge...?
Good on Paper
Posted - 11 May 2018 10:09
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Hodge m88

Did he have to manage you out at some point?
Gloucester
Posted - 11 May 2018 10:18
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I'll say what's "poor form" without reference to this case. The ability of abusers to 'move on' from firm to firm without the new firm being told what happened and the effect of NDAs on people reporting abuse to face gossip about them without being able to say what happened.
Hodge
Posted - 11 May 2018 10:23
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That he is a decent bloke, he always seemed fairly happy to shaft people if necessary (not me to be clear Laz, I was too junior to really register). Obviously, he may well be completely different in his personal life and it's pretty much a requirement of you're going to reach the top of the equity pile.

But I certainly wouldn't put him down for a pervy type.
Montagueh
Posted - 11 May 2018 10:52
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Hodge - you have absolutely no idea what pressure he was being put under (very unfairly) by senior management...in all my dealings with him, I found him to be courteous, friendly, good company, humble and a thoroughly decent man...
Montagueh
Posted - 11 May 2018 11:02
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No, hence why I wrote above that I was surprised and disappointed...
Hal Incandenza
Posted - 11 May 2018 11:05
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Is it clear that this is sexual misconduct, as opposed to [good/bad] old-fashioned bullying?
Lydia
Posted - 11 May 2018 19:31
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Today's Times says tjhe firm says he was dismissed for "inappropriate behaviour" and it was "extremely serious". It says Alison Levitt QC was appointed to undertake an investigation which has now reported (hence the dismissal). They talk about not tolerating "abusive behaviour" at the firm. The SRA will report in due course.