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NSW Solicitor Ignoring My Requests to Access My File

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by sam xenon, 28 November 2015.

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    I requested my solicitor give me my file. He ignores my requests. I don't owe him any money. How may I get him to pass it over?
     
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    What state are you in?
     
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    You say you don't owe him any money, but does he think you owe him money?

    Advise the solicitor that he is in breach of section 14 of the NSW solicitor's rules. BTW, the solicitor does need to, nor should he, give you 'your file'. He only has to give certain documents to you.
     
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    It was another solicitor who advised me to request ''my file''from the first solicitor.The first solicitor has ignored three requests for it; It seems pointless to tell him he is in breach of solicitors rules since ignoring requests would seem to be a ploy for me to go away;
     
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    Next step is to contact the Law Society.

    The Law Society of New South Wales
    T: 02 9926 0333
    F: 02 9231 5809
     

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