Queensland Law Society

Practice and Procedure Case Note on Julstar Pty Ltd v Lynch Morgan Lawyers [2012] QDC 272

Practice and Procedure Case Note on Julstar Pty Ltd v Lynch Morgan Lawyers [2012] QDC 272 by Sheryl Jackson and Paul Garrett, Proctor November 2012 pp.36-37.

Open for inspection? In costs assessment, a lien for unpaid fees may not be enough to prevent an ‘inspection’ of the relevant files if it serves the interests of justice.

UCPR r743A – application for assessment of costs under the LPA – whether applicant entitled to inspect solicitor’s files where lien claimed – scope of assessment – whether applicant must specify grounds – relevance of discretionary factors – order for disclosure under UCPR r223.