McVeagh part­ner re­signs

Taranaki Daily News - - National News -

A part­ner at na­tional law firm Rus­sell McVeagh has re­signed after an in­de­pen­dent in­ves­ti­ga­tion into com­plaints about in­ap­pro­pri­ate com­ments made while drunk. Board chair­man Mal­colm Crotty said after a thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion, which up­held the com­plaint, the part­ner apol­o­gised and quit. ‘‘We are deeply dis­ap­pointed in the part­ner at the cen­tre of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion,’’ Crotty said. ‘‘Our firm is com­mit­ted to chang­ing the cul­ture of our or­gan­i­sa­tion and we all recog­nise that change re­quires col­lec­tive and long-term com­mit­ment.’’ The firm re­vealed late last month a part­ner was un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion after a com­plaint of in­ap­pro­pri­ate com­ments at a client event.

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