HC Deb 15 November 1906 vol 165 cc119-20

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General whether his attention has been called to the case of William Wadsworth, hay and straw dealer, Leeds (plaintiff), and Messrs. Harland and Ingham, solicitors, Leeds (defendants), tried before Mr. Justice Grantham and a special jury at Leeds on the 28th of July, 1905, the plaintiff suing defendants on the grounds of wrongful advice and professional negligence arising out of a previous action between the said William Wadsworth and John Traynor Harrison, excavating contractor, Leeds, tried before the same Judge, in which the learned Judge described the action of defendant as a fraud and ordered one of the witnesses out of the box, his Lordship further setting aside a deed of assignment of the 30th of April, 1903, as fraudulent; and whether he will cause inquiries to be made into this case.


This is not a matter with which I can deal. I would suggest to the hon. Member that if the facts are laid before the Public Prosecutor the matter will be investigated in the ordinary course.