The PR expert Max Clifford is due to be sentenced today for a string of indecent assaults.

The 71-year-old was found guilty by a jury on Tuesday at Southwark Crown Court, becoming the first person to be convicted under Operation Yewtree. He was convicted of eight counts of indecent assault against four women, between 1977 and 1984.

It is expected that Max Clifford Associates, founded over 20 years ago, will close, as several of Clifford's former clients have distanced themselves from the veteran agent after his conviction. Simon Cowell and Theo Paphitis, Dragons' Den star, have both reportedly cut links with the PR.

Yet his daughter, Louise Clifford, who is 42 years old, has stayed by his side and denied all allegations. Ms Clifford owns a £900,000 riverfront property near Hampton Court, which was bought in 2010 under her name. During the eight-week trial, the court has heard that Ms Clifford worked with her father on a daily basis for 14 years.

Here is what we know so far:

Since the verdict earlier this week, Clifford's daughter showed no emotion in the public gallery. Although she had given evidence in his defence, prosecutors said she was tainted by her "blind loyalty" to her father.

Louise Clifford appeared in court as a witness for her father's defence at the beginning of April. She told the court that the accusations made by one of the alleged victims were nothing more than the "rantings of a mad woman". She suggested the allegations, written by a woman who claimed to have been abused by Clifford after meeting him in Spain in 1977 aged 15, had been made by a "very disturbed, malicious person".

Ms Clifford suffers from rheumatoid arthritis

Max Clifford's daughter suffers from the autoimmune disease, which results in a chronic, systematic inflammatory disorder that may affect several tissues and organs, but mainly attacks the joints.

According to the Independent, Clifford had just set up his own company when Louise developed a swollen finger which wouldn't subside, the first indication of a condition which left her in terrible pain and almost unable to walk or write.

She has denied the jacuzzi allegations are true

She said the condition played a "significant factor" in her life when she was on holiday in Spain with her parents in 1983. It was at this time Clifford is reported to have put a 12-year-old girl's hand on his penis when the youngster joined him and his daughter in a jacuzzi.

The court heard that the woman was not a complainant in the case as the alleged offence took place abroad. Ms Clifford denied the girl told her about the alleged incident after they had been in the jacuzzi together.

Prosecutor Rosina Cottage QC suggested to Ms Clifford that a letter written by the alleged victim reads as though from "someone hurt by your father". She replied: "I think it reads like a very disturbed, malicious person. It's completely untrue. Utterly, utterly a lie. It didn't happen. I would have been disturbed by it because it would have just been the most awful thing. It just didn't happen."

Ms Clifford added that the allegation was "very unpleasant". "I don't remember (the woman) and she certainly didn't come in the jacuzzi with us. If it happened to be true I would say it and say it. I would have been disturbed for life."