A male partner at law firm Dentons has left the company after a series of complaints from female staff about inappropriate sexual behaviour.
The global company launched an internal investigation into the partner after claims were made by employees while he was at legacy Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens (MMS), which merged with Dentons in July last year.
A spokesman for Dentons said: ‘Last month we became aware that reports of inappropriate behaviour were made against a Maclay Murray and Spens (MMS) partner about 15 months ago, more than a year before MMS’s merger with Dentons.
‘Immediately upon becoming aware of these reports we launched an internal investigation and placed the partner on a leave of absence.
The global law firm launched an internal investigation into the partner after claims were made by employees while he was at legacy Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens (MMS), which merged with Dentons (pictured) in July last year +1
‘The investigation has now completed and we have found no evidence of sexual harassment.
‘However, during the investigation it became apparent that the behaviour of the partner concerned fell well below the expectations that we have of our partners. We can confirm that he has now left the Firm.’
The partner is believed to have come to an agreement with the firm after the law firm informed him that his position had become untenable. That decision was made within the past few days.
The firm had suspended the partner and banned him for their premises while an investigation was underway in January.
The partners’ details have been removed from Dentons’ website and follows news that Baker McKenzie partner who RollOnFriday reported had entered into a settlement agreement with a junior lawyer after sexually assaulting her has also agreed to leave his firm.