Old Square Chambers have been involved in numerous cases relating to the #metoo movement, which shot into the public domain in 2017 following the sexual abuse allegations against film producer, Harvey Weinstein. The movement raises awareness around sexual assault and harassment.
The #metoo hashtag was popularised by actress Alyssa Milano on Twitter, who encouraged victims of sexual harassment to tweet about it and “give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem”. Thousands have since taken to social media using the hashtag #metoo and #timesup to indicate if they too have suffered sexual harassment or assault. The campaign has shone a light on the prevalence of sexual harassment generally but particularly in and around the workplace.
Old Square Chambers have been at the forefront of handling #metoo related cases, from employment matters to personal injury cases, in particular relating to assault cases and psychiatric injury. As these cross the core focus of Chambers’ specialisms, our breadth of counsel and expertise in this area are second to none. We have considerable expertise in dealing with high profile claims and investigations, including those involving historic allegations.
Our barristers act on behalf of Claimants, Respondents and Defendants and undertake specialist investigations. Our sector expertise spans the entertainment field, sport, financial services, law firms, charities, universities, private schools and across the public sector.
For full information on Chambers’ #metoo expertise, please click here.
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William Meade (Senior Clerk)