City lawyer Joanna Torode’s High Court stress claim against her employer, global law firm Ropes & Gray, has now been settled.

In 2021 Ms Torode commenced her High Court occupational health stress claim, seeking personal injury damages. She alleged that her career was ended prematurely as a result of working conditions in the firm’s London office which led to the deterioration of her mental health. Ropes & Gray denied liability.

I represented Ms Torode in this litigation with Jeremy Hyam QC was retained as Counsel. The litigation has now been resolved to the satisfaction of both parties.