Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Top City Lawyer Who Used A Fake C.V To Lie Of Been To Oxford And Harvard University, quits Job after Being Exposed

Dennis O'Riordan was described as 'clever and charming' by colleagues
                                                         Dennis O'Riordan
A top City lawyer has been exposed as a fake after it was discovered that he lied on his CV that he had been to Harvard and Oxford universities.

Dennis O'Riordan, 51, said that he had attended the top institutions to get jobs at a string of banks, barristers' chambers and solicitors' firms during his five-year legal career.
He was forced to quit his job as special consultant at Paul Hastings after his lies were revealed as a result of a job application to an unnamed barristers' chambers.
On his CV, he claimed he:
  • Had a first class degree from Oxford and a doctorate in philosophy
  • Had been made an Eldon Scholar
  • Completed a masters degree at Harvard university
  • Was a member of both the New York and Irish Bars
  • Went to Radley College private school
  • Said he had a first class degree from the University of East Anglia
In truth, he was educated at East Anglia but it is not believed that he had the top grade.
He was finally reported to the professional body for barristers, the Bar Standards Board, who suspended him from practice for three years.

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