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28th Jun 1983

[1984] 1 All ER 265

Timothy Saloman – Solicitor – Lien – Retaining lien – Solicitor discharging himself in course of action – Non-payment of costs – Solicitor entering default judgment for amount of unpaid costs – Solicitor arresting client’s vessel to secure payment of costs – Client applying for order that papers in action be handed over to new solicitor instructed by client – Whether arrest of vessel providing alternative security to lien – Whether solicitor waiving lien – Whether exceptional circumstances existing justifying court in refusing to order solicitor to hand over papers to new solicitor.

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