Solicitors (Amendment) Act, 1994

Production of documents.

10.—(1) Where it appears to the Society that it is necessary to do so for the purpose of investigating any complaint made to the Society—

(a) alleging misconduct by a solicitor, or

(b) alleging that the provision of legal services by a solicitor was inadequate in any material respect and was not of the quality that could reasonably be expected of him as a solicitor, or

(c) alleging that a solicitor has issued a bill of costs that is excessive,

the Society may give notice in writing to the solicitor or his firm requiring the production or delivery to any person appointed by the Society, at a time and place to be fixed by the Society, of all documents in the possession or under the control or within the procurement of the solicitor or his firm in connection with the matters to which the complaint relates (whether or not they relate also to other matters).

(2) The Society shall return any documents delivered to them under subsection (1) of this section to the solicitor or to his firm when their investigations are completed unless the Society exercise their power under section 8 (1) (e) of this Act in relation to such documents.