Legal Ethics

2 Ex-Partners Battle Former Law Firm Over 300 Allegedly Swiped Case Files


Two former senior partners are battling their well-known former law firm in Scotland over more than 300 lucrative Legal Aid case files that they are accused of swiping when they exited to form a competing entity directly across the street from their old offices.

So far, the Ross Harper firm has won a Court of Session order requiring that Harvie Diamond, 55, and Richard Freeman, 45, refrain from working together or for any clients of their former firm, reports the Scottish Sun.

The two lawyers formerly headed the criminal law department of the Glasgow firm and the files are estimated to have a value of approximately 500,000 pounds. Ross Harper is now suing the pair seeking damages.

Freeman declined to comment when contacted by the newspaper and Diamond could not be reached for comment.

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