- Solicitors not compelled to hand over all of their files to their clients (Hanley v J C & A Solicitors)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the High Court decide?
- Case details
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.
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