Sex lawyer ‘just af­ter Tory’s cash’

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A LAWYER who claims a mar­ried Tory MP ha­rassed her at work af­ter they had a onenight stand has been ac­cused of “just look­ing for cash”.

So­lic­i­tor Pa­tro­nia Camp­bell claims she was sub­jected to two-and-a-half years of bul­ly­ing by Huw Mer­ri­man ( above) af­ter a night of drunken sex in June 2011.

She in­sists she was un­fairly dis­crim­i­nated against at Lehman Brothers In­ter­na­tional, where they worked, af­ter she re­fused to start an af­fair with the 42-year-old.

But James Lad­die QC, rep­re­sent­ing the re­spon­dents, ac­cused Ms Camp­bell of go­ing af­ter a “big pay­out”.

He said she was orig­i­nally claim­ing for £500,000, which has been re­duced to around £250,000.

Ms Camp­bell told a hear­ing at East Lon­don Em­ploy­ment Tri­bunal: “I didn’t want a big pay off, I wanted a pack­age that re­flected the bul­ly­ing and ha­rass­ment I had suf­fered.”

She in­sisted she was fol­low­ing her le­gal ad­vice by seek­ing ex­tra money. The hear­ing con­tin­ues.

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