It is hard to have missed the #metoo and #timesup campaigns against sexual harassment and assault (especially by those in positions of power). They have dominated the headlines and affected almost every workplace and industry in our society, from film and entertainment to Parliament.
Partners in Professional Practices are no exception. Partners embroiled in sexual, or even financial or regulatory misconduct can create a number of risks and issues for the partner and firms alike.
It is important that firms get a handle on how to deal with the competing interests of those affected: the complainant and their rights, the partner’s rights, engaging with witnesses and bystanders, and protecting other staff and clients; as well as the far-reaching knock on effects on the firm’s own reputation and potential regulatory liability.
Would your firm know how to identify, assess and address these topical and knotty issues?
An expert panel of leading partnership, employment, regulatory and criminal specialists tackled these issues and more at the Professional Practices Alliance seminar “Investigating and Managing Partner Misconduct in Professional Services Firms” earlier this year. Click here to download the seminar report for an insightful roadmap and practical tips for dealing with partner misconduct.
With thanks to the panellists who included guest speakers, leading partnership counsel John Machell QC, regulatory expert Iain Miller and business crime and regulatory expert Nick Querée. The panel was chaired by employment and partnership law expert Clare Murray of CM Murray LLP. Panellist contact details can be found in the report here.
The report is available to read here.
If you would like to get in touch with us or have any queries about partnership issues, please contact Clare Murray.