Legal fraternity cuts ties with Russell McVeagh
Several law schools and legal associations have ended relationships with Russell McVeagh following sexual assault allegations against the firm.
‘Zero tolerance’: the law firm’s language of denial
An ex-Russell McVeagh lawyer with close knowledge of its handling of sexual assault complaints warns of the firm’s carefully worded public responses.
Exploitation at the heart of the law
Allegations of sexual misconduct, systemic abuse and prejudice against women in law firms point to a wider employment problem in the profession: a culture of exploitation.
“This letter is not intended to threaten Newsroom...”
Law firm Russell McVeagh had a QC write to Newsroom over our coverage of sexual assault allegations on its summer clerk programme. Here is the text.
What Russell McVeagh told its summer clerks
Russell McVeagh told a student clerk complaining of sexual assault against a colleague to be careful not to defame him, and not to focus on the negative.
The summer interns and the law firm
Something went badly wrong with the student law clerk programme at national law firm Russell McVeagh in Wellington over a recent summer.
Others could take a leaf out of Bazley’s book
The report into Russell McVeagh is a model of frankness. It would be good to see such frankness elsewhere.
The Russell McVeagh report: what’s missing
Sasha Borissenko points out the biggest holes and problems in Dame Margaret Bazley’s report, and suggests how these could be remedied.