Queensland Law Society

Ireland v Trilby Misso Lawyers [2011] QSC 127

Ireland v Trilby Misso Lawyers [2011] QSC 127

Solicitor and client – retainer – duration, termination and change of attorney – where the respondent denied the appellant access to his papers unless outstanding fees were paid and other conditions were met – where the appellant had entered into a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement with the respondent.

Lawyers – liens – possessory lien – determination – whether appellant owes outstanding fees to the respondent – where the respondent refuses to deliver up papers on the appellant’s file – where the respondent claimed a possessory lien over the papers.