“We count on the best requirements of habits”: Monetary accomplice leaves Slaughter and Could after an investigation

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A partner left Slaughter and May after an internal investigation, the company has confirmed today (November 18th). Finance partner Oliver Storey has withdrawn from the company’s partnership with immediate effect. Slaughters has notified the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) of the matter.

Senior partner Steve Cooke said in a statement: ‘Following an internal investigation, Oliver Storey has withdrawn from the partnership with immediate effect. The SRA has been notified and we will not make any further comments at this point.

‘We expect the highest standards of behavior from all of our partners and employees. If these standards are challenged, we will not hesitate to investigate immediately and take the necessary action. ‘

Storey first joined Magic Circle in 2006 and was named a partner ten years later. His departure from Slaughters is the last time a partner has left an elite company following an internal investigation. In December of last year, Nicholas Williams, partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, left the company following such an investigation, while Tom Snelling also left the company in March of this year following an internal investigation.

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