Julian Assange sued by UK law firm
3rd February 2012
A London-based law firm is reportedly suing Julian Assange over unpaid legal fees. A solicitor at Finers Stephens Innocent LLP has confirmed that the company is taking action against the controversial head of the infamous whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, but that they still harbour hopes of resolving the matter outside of court.
The organisation was initially hired by Assange after his arrest over sexual assault allegations in 2010. His relationship with FSI, however, ended last year when the Australian’s Swedish arrest warrant was upheld.
This news will no doubt come as a further headache for the WikiLeaks founder, who is accused of not providing sufficient remuneration for the services provided whilst he was using Finers Stephens Innocent.
The firm, whose solicitor jobs largely focus on commercial litigation, announced the measure a mere day before Assange began his appeal to the Supreme Court over a judgement which ordered his extradition to Sweden.