Ex-Jones Day Atty In Contempt Over 'Burn' Text In Ocado Suit

By Joanne Faulkner (August 3, 2022, 1:29 PM BST) -- A London judge has ruled that a former senior Jones Day lawyer had "interfered" with the administration of justice by instructing a client to destroy a secure messaging system, holding the attorney in contempt of court on Wednesday. 

The private equity partner told his client, one of the founders of online grocer Ocado, to "burn" a secure messaging app used by the lawyer and senior managers, the court found. (iStock.com/ablokhin) Judge Adam Johnson ruled at the High Court that private equity partner Raymond McKeeve had deliberately caused evidence to be destroyed after online grocery delivery business Ocado obtained a search order.

McKeeve instructed his...

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