CHARLES GREEN’S attempt to have Rangers pay for his legal defence fees has been dismissed by the Court of Session in Edinburgh.
Green is one of a number of figures investigated as part of a probe into the takeover of Rangers in 2012.
Lawyers for Green cited clause 8.3 of a “Without Prejudice Compromise Agreement” between Green and Rangers as justification for the club paying his legal costs against the will of the club.
The clause read: “The Company [Rangers] will pay any reasonable professional (including, without limitation, legal and accounting) costs and expenses properly incurred by the Employee [Green] after the date of this Agreement which arise from having to defend, or appear in, any administrative, regulatory, judicial or quasi-judicial proceedings by a third party as a result of his having been Chief Executive of The Rangers Football Club or the Company.”
However, Lord Doherty decided the clause did not mean Rangers were obliged to pay the fees.
According to a statement released by Dave King in September, Green initially approached Rangers asking for his costs to be paid. After his arrest he tried to compel the club to pay by lodging an action through the court.