La Roche v Armstrong: KBD 1922

Lush J said: ‘Here the solicitor has received a sum of money from his client for the purpose of his resisting on her behalf a claim by A, who says it is trust money and that the client is under a duty to return it. Under such circumstances I should be very loath to say that the solicitor, who cannot know the real truth of the matter, inasmuch as he hears one story from his client and another from A, is bound to hold the money, not for his client, but for A whose claim is not yet established.’
Lush J
[1922] 1 KB 485
England and Wales
Cited by:
AdoptedCarl Zeiss Stiftung v Herbert Smith No.2 CA 1969
There had been long running disputes between the plaintiffs and a defendant in which the plaintiffs claimed that all of the defendant’s assets were held for the plaintiffs on trust. Before those claims had been resolved the plaintiff brought a . .
CitedXX and Others v YY and Others ChD 2-Jul-2021
The first defendant applies for an order that the claimants are not entitled to pursue legal action against his lawyers in respect of funds over which the claimants claim a proprietary interest and paid to the first defendant’s lawyers as legal fees . .

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Updated: 30 October 2021; Ref: scu.668762