How long must lawyers keep client correspondence?

10th Dec 2019

Hello. How long are lawyers and their law firms obliged to keep e-mails and bank statements relating to their client activities? I'm investigating a very suspicious-looking freehold purchase of a block of flats where a solicitor may have defrauded 20+ clients in one go. I've been requesting the documents from the lawyer 6 times over a 9 month period but each time he's sidestepped the question. He's changed law firms since the deal so I've started asking his old firm as well and they are equally unforthcoming. They give me excuses which just don't wash. I'm beginning to suspect that the lawyer may have destroyed all potentially incriminating evidence. Is there a clause in the Limitations Act that you can point me towards, or maybe some other act and clause. Thanks.

CATEGORY: Conveyancing & Property

LOCATION: GREATER LONDON

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