DLA partner referred to SDT over ‘sexist’ email scandal

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A partner at global firm DLA Piper has been referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal after alleged sexist email exchanges with the Premier League chief executive were leaked to the press last year.

Nicholas William West, a sports and media lawyer at DLA Piper, has been referred for allegations that he was ‘involved in inappropriate emails with his client’, according to a statement by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.


The SRA said that the tribunal has certified that there is a case to answer, but said that the allegations are as yet unproven and are subject to a hearing before the SDT.

The string of emails between West and Richard Scudamore was leaked to the press last year. West had been working for the Premier League for several years.

DLA Piper declined to comment on the referral.



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