Legendary Irish actress Maureen O'hara has filed legal papers against a lawyer in New York as part of an ongoing financial wrangle.

The Quiet Man star has accused Howard Gibbs of failing to turn over his files on her personal finances and estate holdings after he was previously hired to help O'Hara's former assistant, Carolyn Murphy, sell off her property in Ireland to fund a film centre.

Now the 92 year old has filed documents at the Manhattan Supreme Court demanding he surrender the sensitive information, according to the New York Daily News.

The Maureen O'Hara Legacy Centre is currently under development in Cork. Once built, fans will be able to view the icon's memorabilia and attend filmmaking classes there.