Leicester County Council v Michael Faraday and Partners: CA 1941

The Court rejected a claim for production of all documents, books, maps and plans in possession of rating valuers who were employed by the County Council to give advice and held that the relationship of the County Council and the valuers was that of client and professional man and not that of principal and agent. Accordingly: ‘The documents which the valuers had prepared in carrying out their expert work on their own property; and that, as the agreement did not contain any provision requiring the valuers to hand over the documents to the plaintiffs, they were not bound to hand them over.’


[1941] 2 KB 205


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedPepper (UK) Ltd (T/A Engage Credit) v Fox (P/A Barry Fox, Solicitors) ChNI 14-Jan-2016
Application by Pepper (UK) Ltd t/a Engage Credit against Emma Jane Fox practising as Barry Fox, Solicitors for the delivery up of all papers, documents and title deeds in the possession and custody of the Solicitors and belonging to the plaintiff . .
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Updated: 08 May 2022; Ref: scu.564919