When the firm was alerted to this incident at the time we undertook a full investigation into the allegations. That resulted in us taking swift and decisive action. ((Law firm name)) prides itself on its supportive and empowering culture.
((Law firm name)) is dedicated to doing everything that we can to make our offices a safe and supportive place to work. Like Russell McVeagh and many other major firms we also are working on a “transition to work” programme for our graduate hires.
We have been asked by the women involved to respect their privacy so, therefore, we will not be commenting further.
 Our hand has been forced because Newsroom named us too.
 We can’t bring ourselves to call it sexual harassment because then we’d have to admit there is a real problem.
 This was good for us when it was just Russell McVeagh.
 We are going to minimise our conduct by saying that it happens everywhere.
 Allegations which were consistent with what everybody already knew about the perpetrator but which we had to pretend were a surprise.
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 But everyone here can name the male partners that still work here and the female juniors that don’t.
 We had years to get our house in order but did nothing, so anything we do now is too little, too late.
 As if the cause of the problem in this case was that our graduates didn’t know how to work the photocopier instead of a male partner abusing his position.
 We are happy that at last there is a step we can take to protect their careers and sense of self-worth that is also very convenient for us.