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6 April 2020

Lawyer's Responsibility Not to Pursue a Claim or Application or Appeal Favoured by the Client Where the Interest of the Administration of Justice Will Be Compromised [Comment]

Jeffrey Pinsler SC

Published on e-First 6 April 2020

Abstract:
The court system is not a marketplace which entitles a lawyer to pick and choose a product for his client regardless of adverse consequences to the latter and the administration of justice. The courts have repeatedly emphasised that the initiation of claims, applications and appeals must be justified by the potential benefit to be gained in the light of proportionate expenditure and the proper use of the court’s resources.