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Solicitors not compelled to hand over all of their files to their clients (Hanley v J C & A Solicitors)

Solicitors not compelled to hand over all of their files to their clients (Hanley v J C & A Solicitors)
Published on: 10 October 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
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Article summary

Dispute Resolution analysis: In Hanley v J C & A Solicitors, Mr Justice Soole, sitting with Master Haworth as an assessor, ruled that the court had no jurisdiction to make orders under the inherent jurisdiction and/or section 68 of the Solicitors Act 1974 (SA 1974) in respect of documents which are the property of the solicitor. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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