The legal team representing former Rangers chief executive Charles Green have won the right to appeal a legal decision which backed the club over not paying the Yorkshireman’s legal bills.
According to Green’s legal team, they believe that judge Lord Doherty was incorrect when he ruled that Rangers were not legally obliged to pay his legal fees, in a ruling last month.
The 62-year-old is due to stand trial at the high court after the new year, with prosecutors claiming that the Englishman was party to alleged fraud along with former Rangers owner Craig Whyte.
Green’s legal team state that a clause within his contract states that Rangers are legally obligated to pay his legal costs. But Lord Doherty ruled against Green stating that the clause did not cover legal fees over any alleged criminal behaviour.
On Wednesday, Green’s lawyers began the appeal process at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, with judge Lady Clark of Calton issuing a procedural hearing in the appeal case for January 15th 2016. With the actual appeal hearing taking place at the Court of Session on January 29th 2016.