Lawyer suspended after fabricating CV

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The UK media has widely reported the case of Thomas O’Riordan, a high-flying lawyer suspended last week after it was uncovered that his glittering CV was filled with lies, including claiming five degrees he had not been awarded.

Read the full article in The Daily Telegraph.

The exaggeration and falsification of his academic and professional qualifications went unchallenged for years by a number of separate employers and were only uncovered when Mr O’Riordan used his fabricated CV to apply for a new job. 

This high-profile case serves as an important reminder for the need for thorough background screening as part of your candidate and employee due diligence.

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