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Senior Court Costs Office refuses client copies of documents in solicitors’ file (Mohammed Riaz v Ashwood Solicitors Ltd)

Senior Court Costs Office refuses client copies of documents in solicitors’ file (Mohammed Riaz v Ashwood Solicitors Ltd)
Published on: 29 March 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Senior Court Costs Office refuses client copies of documents in solicitors’ file (Mohammed Riaz v Ashwood Solicitors Ltd)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?
  • Case details

Article summary

Dispute Resolution analysis: In Mohammed Riaz v Ashwood Solicitors Ltd, the Senior Courts Costs Office decided to reject the claimant’s application for copies of parts of its previously instructed solicitors’ file over which the claimant did not have proprietary rights. The case provides comfort to solicitors wishing to resist fishing requests for copies of documents on its file which are not the property of the client and belong to the solicitor. Written by Sapna Garg, solicitor-advocate, consultant PSL and founder of SimplyPSL. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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