Exclusive - Senior BLP partner and associate in punch up
19 August 2011
Police were called to a pub near Berwin Leighton Paisner's
London office last week when two lawyers from the firm got into a punch up.
Andrew Bamber, a senior partner from BLP's banking department, had gone to the boozer for a few post-work jars with one of his junior associates. But the friendly drink soon degenerated into a brawl. An insider says that punters in the pub had to pull the two apart, and the police were called in to defuse the situation.
||How it might have looked|
Stupid, drunken behaviour amongst lawyers is nothing new: punch ups seem to be dime a dozen
at Brodies, Eversheds'
trainees are partial to a spot of streaking
lawyers pour beer over their arses
. To say nothing of more recent fisticuffs
at Pinsent Masons
. But BLP is best known for its mild-mannered real estate lawyers, and the incident has apparently led to outrage amongst partners who have been calling for an inquiry.
A spokeswoman said that the firm was conducting an internal investigation and wouldn't comment further. So the details of the ruckus are shrouded in mystery. Maybe a heated debate over CDOs boiled over? Or perhaps one of them just spilt the other's pint or looked at his bird.