03 January 2019

Eversheds Sutherland partner found dead after inappropriate behaviour allegation

The retail finance partner's body was found a day after being accused of inappropriate behaviour at a Christmas party.

An Eversheds Sutherland partner has been found dead after being accused of inappropriate behaviour towards two female colleagues at the firm's Christmas party. Retail finance partner Geraint Thomas, who had been a partner for 15 years, was told of the allegations on 17 December at a meeting in the firm's London headquarters and his body was found the following day at the bottom of cliffs in Wales.

Inquest

An inquest into Mr Thomas's death was opened and adjourned at Pontypridd Coroner's Court on Christmas Eve, pending further investigation. An inquest is scheduled to take place on 4 April. A police spokesman said: 'South Wales Police is investigating the sudden death of a 47-year-old man from Cardiff who was discovered at Southerndown. The death is not being treated as suspicious. Next of kin have been informed and a file of evidence is being prepared for HM Coroner.'