Charles Green appeals Rangers legal fees decision

Charles Green wants Rangers to pay for his legal fees. Picture: Hemedia
Charles Green wants Rangers to pay for his legal fees. Picture: Hemedia
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LAWYERS acting for former Rangers boss Charles Green are appealing a legal decision which allows the club to not pay the businessman’s legal bills.

The businessman’s legal team believe judge Lord Doherty acted incorrectly when he ruled last month that the Ibrox club aren’t legally obliged to pay his costs.

The 62-year-old entrepreneur is due to stand trial at the high court in the new year.

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Mr Green’s lawyers claim that a clause within his leaving agreement means that Rangers are obliged to pay his legal costs.

However, Lord Doherty ruled that the clause within the agreement didn’t cover the costs of any alleged criminal behaviour.

On Wednesday, lawyers acting for Mr Green attended the Court of Session in Edinburgh to begin the appeal process.

They now want civil appeal judges to rule in favour of their client.

In a legal document issued earlier this year, prosecutors outlined the charges against Mr Green.

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They claim claim that Mr Green conspired with Craig Whyte, 44, and others when Rangers were in administration.

It is alleged that the conspiracy was to take “de facto control and ownership of the business and assets of the club.”

Crown lawyers also claim that they conspired to acquire Rangers for a “sum considerably below the market value.”

It is alleged that the offences involving Mr Green took place between February 2012 and December 2013 at various locations in Scotland and Europe.

Mr Green, whose address was given in the legal document as care of a solicitor’s firm in Glasgow, is expected to stand trial in the High Court next year.

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He has not entered a plea to the allegations.

On Wednesday, judge Lady Clark of Calton fixed a procedural hearing in the appeal case for January 15 2016. However, lawyers for Rangers and Green are not obliged to attend the hearing. They can cancel the hearing if they contact the court beforehand.

The actual appeal hearing will take place at the Court of Session on January 29 2016.