Police were told to ‘give lift’ to drunk lawyer who attempted to rape a member of staff at a local court in the Scottish Borders. SENSATIONAL TESTIMONY from a retired Police insider has revealed how a well known, married-with-a-family BORDERS SOLICITOR who attended a gathering at a court building in the Scottish Borders got so drunk and out of control, he dragged a female member of staff into a room and attempted to rape her, reports one of our journalists who has been given papers relating to the case. Yet while the woman pled for help after she escaped from the sex beast lawyer, shocked Police were simply told to “give him a lift home” instead of arresting the fiend.
The solicitor, who has been linked by media sources to a SIGNIFICANT FRAUD committed against one of his clients involving TENS OF THOUSANDS OF POUNDS which were never recovered, became drunk at a “social occasion” held at a court building in the Scottish Borders where a Sheriff and other ‘legal luminaries’ & solicitors were present.
The solicitor became so intoxicated and out of control during the drinking session in front of top Sheriffs & other lawyers, he began accosting a female member of staff from the local court whom he had been pestering for sex for months during his frequent appearances in front of Sheriffs on behalf of clients.
According to sources, the drunken solicitor “cornered the woman away from the main group of people in the room, then dragged her into a side room and began ripping at her clothes, demanding to have sex”.
The woman was allegedly told by the drunken solicitor “You know who I am, I am a lawyer and you cant do anything about it”.
According to reports in the case, the woman managed to free herself, rush to where the gathering was being held, and begged for help. One onlooker who recalled the event said the woman “was completely distraught, her clothes a mess and in tears”.
He added : “She was screaming for someone to get the creep away from her and do something about it but the lawyer then barged into the room as if nothing had happened and tried to deny everything.”
Among those present were Sheriffs, Police Officers, other solicitors, Scottish courts staff and local dignitaries.
However the victim of the attempted rape and others present who witnessed the spectacle were shocked to hear that instead of the lawyer being charged with a criminal offence, the Police on duty were instructed by an unnamed official at the gathering “to give the lawyer a lift back to [the town where he lived]”
Incredibly the Police did exactly as they were instructed, and took the drunken sex beast back to the town where his office is located, however he insisted on being dropped off at the side of the road only a few miles into the journey, and it was reported, began to make his way back to the scene of his attempted rape. It is alleged when one of the Police officers told him he wasn't going back to the court house, he made threats against the officers.
The insider who came forward about the incident, claimed the Police attending were ordered to take no action because those at the gathering, including Sheriffs & others would have ended up as witnesses to the violent incident.
The solicitor identified in the incident whose name is known to Scottish Law Reporter, is still working at his High Street law firm in the Scottish Borders which is registered to provide LEGAL AID.
According to the Scottish Legal Aid Board, his firm regularly claims for legal aid work amounting to TENS OF THOUSANDS OF POUNDS a year, representing among others, women in divorce cases. In one case it is claimed he coerced children involved in bitter separation battles to give false testimony in court hearings.
It has been revealed today the solicitor identified in the attempted rape has a very bad record of dealing with clients, and has been the subject of serious complaints to the Law Society of Scotland over property title irregularities and at least one large bank fraud. (Maybe SLAB should start going through his legal aid claims – Ed)
An insider from the local bar association said : “If any of his female clients were made aware of his dangerous sexual history they would run a mile. He is a danger to be anywhere near.”
The insider continued : “He should have been charged for what he did at the Sheriff court. I doubt his wife knows anything about it..”
Information provided by former employees of the solicitor suggest this is not the first incident of a sex attack committed by the solicitor identified in the court incident.
One former employee who did not wish to be named revealed the solicitor’s wife had previously filed for divorce against him.
She said : “He is such a ******* monster to work for. Do you know his wife left him because of the way he carries on and filed for divorce but when she heard he had been left a lot of money they got back together again.”
The former employee also revealed information on yet another incident, this time involving one of the solicitor’s now former employees. She continued : “One girl who used to work at the firm claimed he took her home and tried to rape her. She was sacked when she said she was going to report it.”
No one at the Scottish Courts Service was available to confirm or deny the description of the incident or to explain why the solicitor was not charged with criminal offences. No one from the Law Society of Scotland was available for comment.