Court Rules of Ireland

Order 53A: Applications relating to the property of clients of solicitors

ORDER 53A

APPLICATIONS RELATING TO THE PROPERTY OF CLIENTS OF SOLICITORS

1.(1) Where the relationship of solicitor and client exists, or has existed, an application to the Court may be brought by or on behalf of the client or former client, by notice of motion returnable to the President, with the solicitor or solicitors concerned named as respondent or respondents, and supported by an affidavit sworn by or on behalf of the applicant, for the delivery to the applicant of a cash account, or the payment of moneys or the delivery of securities to the applicant, and the President may from time to time order the respondent or respondents (or any of them) to deliver to the applicant a list of the moneys or securities which he or she or they has or have in his or her or their custody or control on behalf of the applicant, or to bring into Court the whole or any part of same within such time as the Court may order. In the event of the respondent or respondents (or any of them) alleging that he himself or she herself or they themselves has or have a claim for costs, the President may make a provision for the payment or security thereof or the protection of the lien (if any) of the respondent or respondents (or any of them) as the President thinks fit.

(2) In this Order, “President” has the same meaning as in Order 53.

[SI 196/21]