In 2004, Elizabeth Weston, was awarded £500,000 for sex discrimination against her former employers, Merrill Lynch. Last month her separate claim for victimisation was dropped and she was ordered to pay Merrill Lynch £150,000 in legal fees.

It has been reported that Weston is now being sued by her former lawyer, Gillian Howard, who represented her in her sex discrimination claim. Howard is claiming for unpaid legal fees. Weston, who used Fox Williams in respect of her second claim, has now appointed a third solicitor, Bankside Commercial in respect of the latest case.

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