Withers' bid to take client money dispute to Supreme Court rejected

Withers has been refused permission to appeal to the Supreme Court a dispute brought against it over client money.

In December the appellate court ruled against Withers, finding that when determining whether client money held by a lawyer could be subject to a lien to cover legal fees, the issue was whether the money had been set aside for general purposes or for a purpose that was incompatible with a lien arising.

The ruling overturned a first-instance decision in favour of Withers handed down by Mr Justice Morgan last May (9 May 2011).

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