A TOP lawyer was found dead at the foot of a 150ft cliff after being accused of inappropriate behaviour at his office Christmas party.

Brexit expert Geraint Thomas, 47, was told women had complained about him after the party on December 17, with the body of the married dad-of-two found the next day.

His daughter's teddy bear was found at the top of the cliff.

Mr Thomas was a partner at law firm Eversheds Sutherland and specialised in offering Brexit advice to businesses.

The Oxford University graduate attended the firm's Christmas party at their offices in London - but women colleagues later complained to bosses about his behaviour that night.

It is understood two women workers at legal firm had made complaints about Mr Thomas. Both were later described as being "devastated" at hearing of his death.

The Sun Online spoke to Eversheds Sutherland, who did not confirm whether any allegations had been made.

It is understood Mr Thomas was summoned to head office in central London where he was informed about the complaints on Monday December 17.

He then travelled home to Cardiff - where he was often based in the company's other office in the Welsh capital - before driving to a clifftop.

Fellow workers at the global law firm Eversheds Sutherland have since been offered "support and advice" after the devastating tragedy.

A colleague said: "It is a terrible tragedy and a shocking waste of life.

"The staff involved are terribly shocked and traumatised."

A specialist counsellor has been appointed for staff at the firm.

An inquest into Mr Thomas' death was opened and adjourned at Pontypridd Coroner's Court on Christmas Eve.

Mr Thomas is understood to have had two daughters, the youngest aged five. He worked three days from the legal firm's HQ in London and two days in Wales.

A profile on the company website says Mr Thomas has been a partner since 2003 specialising in consumer credit and mortgage regulations.

The fluent French-speaker was also part of Eversheds Brexit advisory team "working with a number of clients to help them with Brexit planning" and "helping them take steps to put themselves in the best possible position".

Lee Ranson, CEO of Eversheds Sutherland, said: "On behalf of the firm I can confirm with great sadness that Geraint Thomas, a partner in our commercial team, was found dead on 18 December 2018.

"Details surrounding his death are unclear and we are currently liaising with his family and the police.

"Geraint was a highly respected and esteemed lawyer who, having joined the firm in 1994 spent his entire career with the firm.

"A truly exceptional lawyer, he will be remembered for his dedication to his clients and to the firm in equal measure. He will be greatly missed.

"Our sincere sympathies and thoughts are with Geraint's wife, family and friends at this exceptionally difficult time.

"Many of Geraint's colleagues have also been deeply affected by this tragic news.

"We are working with everyone to ensure they have appropriate, professional support in the coming weeks and months.

"As this is an ongoing investigation I am unable to provide further comment at this time."

The family of Mr Thomas also declined to comment.

A police spokesman said: "South Wales Police is investigating the sudden death of a 47 year old man from Cardiff.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious. Next of kin have been informed and a file of evidence is being prepared for H M Coroner."