File ownership and the powers of the court for delivery up under s68 and/or its inherent jurisdiction

own it

The issue in these appeals was whether the Court, under the inherent jurisdiction over its officers and/or s. 68 Solicitors Act 1974, has the power to order a solicitor to make and supply to his client (or former client) copies of documents which are the property of the solicitor, subject to payment of reasonable costs for the task. Mr Justice Soole concluded that it did not.

HANLEY v J C & A SOLICITORS [2018] EWHC 2592 (QB)