Chapman Tripp lawyer allegedly had sex with student at law camp

Chapman Tripp lawyer allegedly had sex with student at law camp
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A top law firm says allegations that a lawyer had sex with a student at an Auckland University law camp were not brought to light at the time.

A student who was at the 2012 Law Students' Society annual law camp claims a representative for the firm had intercourse with a female student, Stuff reports.

Chapman Tripp board chairman Andrew Woods told Newshub it has now been made aware that a junior lawyer "may have had personal relations with someone".

"The firm did not know of this matter in 2012 and has had no correspondence with Auckland University or the society," Mr Woods told Newshub.

The firm had sponsored the annual event for three years but pulled this sponsorship after the 2012 camp. Mr Woods says this was "not related" to the incident.

"If we are made aware of any past incident of inappropriate behaviour that we didn't know about at the time, we will look into the matter and take appropriate action.

"Everyone at the firm is now very clear about our expected standards and the consequences of not maintaining the standards we set.

"We encourage anyone with any concerns to raise them with us."

Auckland University Law Society president Ella Stolwerk told Stuff "drinking games and seedy skits" have been a part of the camp in previous years.

The camp was held on Motutapu Island for students entering their second year of study, but Cyclone Cook damage in late 2017 have discontinued this.