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Two partners in a law firm fall out. One takes control of the

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Two partners in a law firm fall out. One takes control of the e mail addresses and refuses the other one access. How do you regain access and force the partner with access to pass over pass wortds etc
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts :

Keith my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Alex Watts :

Is there any form of partnership agreement please?

Customer:

No

Alex Watts :

Has the partner who has taken control of the email account taken control of the other partners email too?

Customer:

yes

Alex Watts :

Are they still working in the same building/office?

Customer:

no the person in control has left the offices

Alex Watts :

Has the partnership been dissolved?

Customer:

not yet. that is something being discussed. in the meantime the remaining partner needs to carry on and the e mail address will contain important information and new leads

Alex Watts :

Or as I assume this was recent?

Alex Watts :

And the other partner simply wont release the passwords?

Customer:

Less than 2 weeks ago

Customer:

correct

Alex Watts :

ok

Alex Watts :

Then sadly that partner will need a Court order which requires the other to share the passwords

Alex Watts :

This is a joint asset and as the partnership has not been dissolved each partner owns the data

Alex Watts :

They still sadly need to work together.

Alex Watts :

Therefore it wounds like a mandatory injunction is needed requiring the delivery up of passwords etc

Customer:

They will not work together. how do you get a mandatory injunction and how quick

Alex Watts :

You need to apply on form N1

Alex Watts :

http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf

Alex Watts :

And N16a

Alex Watts :

http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n016a-eng.pdf

Alex Watts :

The matter can be requested to go before the Court on an urgent basis

Alex Watts :

You can get an injunction the same day

Customer:

OK

Customer:

thanks help

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything else ?

Customer:

no thats fine thanks

Alex Watts :

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