How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Ash Your Own Question
Ash
Ash, Solicitor
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 10916
Experience:  Solicitor with 5+ years experience
75100385
Type Your Law Question Here...
Ash is online now

two separate people with two separate solicitors were considering

Customer Question

two separate people with two separate solicitors were considering challenging a Will where money was left to Mr X.
The Solicitor for person A wrote out to the witnesses in the will asking them a few questions and they replied, making a couple of mistakes which they later rectified.
The witnesses were never contacted by the Solicitor for person B
Neither of the Witnesses was ever told that they were in anyway making a statement to A that could be used in court or be communicated in any way to B a third party and they told this to the Solicitor for person A.
Person A then decides not to be involved or join in the case and so they write to X and inform him that they are no longer instructing A's solicitor and that they will not be taking an active part in the dispute.
Person B however decides to continue with the case and there is a case conference in a month.
The question is; can the Solicitor for person B access and use the information that A gathered from the witnesses without 1/ the consent of the witnesses isn't their data protected from being given to a third party?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.

Alex Watts :

Hello my name is Alex and I will help you with this.

Alex Watts :

Does the witness consent to the information being shared please?