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A law firm is suing one of its former employees for allegedly siphoning off almost £140,000 from its client account.
Uxbridge-based firm Turbervilles has issued a claim against Julian Mullins, who was an associate in the private client department, but was sacked last August for dishonesty and gross misconduct, according to the High Court papers.
The firm has declined to comment as there is an ongoing police investigation, The Lawyer was told by Kennedys partner Philip West, who is representing Turbervilles.
It is not know if Mullins has instructed legal representation.
According to the claim Turbervilles has repaid the amount into its client account and is now suing Mullins for damages for money had and received, breach of duty and fraud, and seeks repayment of £139,500.
The eight-partner firm has offices in Uxbridge, Chorleywood, Slough and Maidenhead.
According to the claim form, sums were paid into other named accounts and described as ‘legacy payments’, ‘cash advances’ and ‘final entitlement’.