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LEGAL PROFESSION UNIFORM LAW (NSW) - SECT 472

Supreme Court may order delivery up of documents etc.

472 Supreme Court may order delivery up of documents etc.

(1) On the application of a client of a law practice, the Supreme Court may order the law practice--
(a) to give to the client a bill of costs in respect of any legal services provided by the law practice; and
(b) to give to the client, on any conditions that the Supreme Court may determine, any of the client's documents that are held by the law practice in relation to those services.
(2) Subsection (1) does not affect the provisions of Division 7 of Part 4.3 with respect to the assessment of costs.
(3) This section does not apply to the client of a law practice retained on the client's behalf by another law practice.
(4) In this section, a reference to a law practice includes a reference to--
(a) in the case of a person who was a sole practitioner when the legal services concerned were provided--
(i) the former sole practitioner; or
(ii) the executor of the will of the former sole practitioner; or
(iii) the trustee or administrator of the estate of the former sole practitioner; and
(b) subject to any other applicable arrangements--
(i) the persons who were the partners of a former law firm or unincorporated legal practice when the legal services concerned were provided; and
(ii) in the case of a law firm or unincorporated legal practice where there has been a change of partners since the legal services concerned were provided--subject to any other applicable arrangements, the firm or practice as currently constituted; and
(iii) the assignee of a law practice or former law practice; and
(iv) the receiver of a law practice or former law practice appointed under this Law; and
(c) any person of a class prescribed by the Uniform Rules for the purposes of this section.



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