R v Bell; Ex parte Lees [1980] HCA 26; (1980) 146 CLR 141 (5 August 1980)

[1980] HCA 26

Practice – Discovery – Legal professional privilege – Communication of address by client to solicitor – Whether privileged.

Infants and Children – Family Court of Australia – Custody of child of a marriage – Grant of interim custody to husband – Refusal by wife to deliver child – Concealment of child – Refusal by wife’s solicitor to disclose her address – Solicitor not party to any action – Whether compellable to disclose address – Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), ss. 70(6)*, 114(3)*. (1980) 146 C.L.R. at p. 147. (1980) 146 C.L.R. at p. 147.