Queensland Law Society

The subpoena to produce, the former client and the lien

The decisions in Tyneside Property Management Pty Ltd & Ors v Hammersmith Management Pty Ltd & Ors (Tyneside Property) [2011] NSWSC 156 and Hall v Donlon (Hall) [2011] NSWSC 1088 are reminders of the principles to consider when a former client issues a subpoena to produce the client file over which a solicitor asserts a lien.