Queensland Law Society

Can I assert a lien against a former client who has issued a subpoena to produce his or her client file?

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 you need to consider when a former client issues a subpoena to produce the client file over which you assert a lien.

Full details are outlined in the article – The subpoena to produce, the former client and the lien.