Hughes v Hughes: 1958

Hodson LJ said: ‘There is no doubt that a solicitor who is discharged by his client during an action otherwise than for misconduct can retain any papers in the cause in his possession until the costs have been paid . . This rule applies, as the authorities show, whether the client’s papers are of any intrinsic value or not.’
Hodson LJ
[1958] 3 All ER 179, [1958] P 224
England and Wales
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CitedGamlen Chemical Co (UK) Ltd v Rochem Ltd CA 4-Dec-1979
Solicitors accepted instructions against a promise of sums on account of costs. After non-payment they began to apply to be removed from the record. The new solicitors sought transfer of the solicitors file, and obtained an order to that effect . .

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Updated: 09 May 2021; Ref: scu.222603