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Monday 14 October 2019

Employee of major law firm probed over 'offensive' texts

'The Law Society has now arranged special counselling for trainee solicitors affected by the messaging group.' (stock photo)
'The Law Society has now arranged special counselling for trainee solicitors affected by the messaging group.' (stock photo)

Amy Molloy and Wayne O'Connor

A major international law firm has confirmed that one of its trainee employees is being investigated over a "highly offensive" text messaging group about female student solicitors.

Law students are to be offered counselling services over the content of the WhatsApp group - called "T*ts and Filth" - after it was uncovered at the Law Society of Ireland. The society is continuing its investigation.

In a separate statement to the Irish Independent, a major law firm, which has offices across the world, says it is taking the matter "extremely seriously".

"This firm is aware that one of its trainees is the subject of an investigation," the spokesperson said.

The Law Society has now arranged special counselling for trainee solicitors affected by the messaging group.

Irish Independent

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