- Falsification of solicitors’ attendance notes
- Under what circumstances can a court order that attendance notes be produced?
- What weight will the court place on the accuracy of attendance notes?
- To what extent can a solicitor's account be undermined by attendance notes and other records and documents?
- What are the challenges in establishing the scope of the duty in solicitor's negligence cases? What is the burden of proof in respect of the alleged fabrication of evidence?
- Does this case offer any practical advice for lawyers on the best approach to keeping attendance notes?
Practice Compliance analysis: Altering file records in a dispute to support a solicitor’s case is likely to be exposed by technology. Andrew Hopper QC, solicitor and Queen’s Counsel specialising in the regulation of solicitors, explains the implications of a recent ruling in Mansion Estates Ltd v Hayre & CO on the strength of attendance notes and other records in a claim against a solicitor.
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