LONDON (Within The Law) - A partner at top law firm Slaughter and May has suffered an ignominious exit as the firm retired him and reported him to the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
The move comes after an internal investigation. However, the firm has not said why Oliver Storey left or why it called in the regulator over his conduct. In a statement, they simply said that they expect “the highest standards of behaviour from all our partners and staff”, and that “If these standards are called into question, we will not hesitate to investigate promptly and take whatever action is required”.
They have been similarly tight-lipped with staff announcing the news very simply entitled ‘retirement,’ informing everyone that Storey had retired with immediate effect. It was, as the website RollonFriday reported, “by far the record in terms of shortest retirement email for a partner", according to one lawyer at the firm.
Storey worked his way up from the bottom at Slaughter & May joining as a trainee in 2006 and becoming partner ten years later.
(Written by Tom Cropper, Edited by Klaudia Fior)