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Barclays Top Lawyer Dragged Into Boath Battle Over SFO Interview

  • General Counsel Bob Hoyt misused criminal interview: lawyer
  • Richard Boath is suing Barclays over unfair dismissal, pay
Barclays Plc Headquarters At Chief Executive Officer-Designate Jes Staley Meets Staff
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Barclays Plc General Counsel Bob Hoyt improperly used a copy of an interview given by Richard Boath in a criminal investigation to fire the executive, Boath’s lawyer told a London employment tribunal Friday.

“Part of our case is that Mr. Hoyt, the bank’s general counsel, was given a copy of the transcript to use for the criminal process and used it for another purpose -- to fire Mr. Boath,” Jonathan Cohen said.