Wednesday 3 April 2019 5:22 pm

Solicitor at magic circle law firm Allen & Overy facing disciplinary action over Harvey Weinstein non-disclosure agreement

A solicitor at magic circle law firm Allen & Overy has been referred to a disciplinary tribunal over a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) signed by a former assistant of Harvey Weinstein.

Paul Philips, the chief executive of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), told MPs today that the case was referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal last week. 

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The NDA was signed by Zelda Perkins, who was an assistant to disgraced film producer Weinstein at Mirimax in the 1990s, and involved an unnamed Allen & Overy solicitor.

“The lawyer involved is one of the cases that has been referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal so that will in due course be, I presume, an open hearing,” Philips told the women and equalities select committee this morning.

“It is out of our hands now in terms of what we can do to progress that matter,” he added.

Perkins gave evidence to the committee last year and said she was made to sign an NDA as a Mirimax employee after witnessing an alleged sexual assault.

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She told the committee that the agreement had been negotiated by Allen & Overy.

A spokesperson for the law firm said it could not comment on an ongoing investigation.

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