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Ethics committee rulings: duty of loyalty
Record ID:
70428
Format:
LIJ Article
Year:
2014
Source:
LIJ (2014) 88 No 7
Date_of_entry:
01/08/2017
Legislation:
Professional Conduct and Practice Rules 2005 (Vic) r 4
Notes:
Family - Conflict of interest (R4809 ? June 2013) When a practitioner advises a husband and wife on financial matters and draws wills for them, there is a conflict of interest if he subsequently seeks to represent one party in family law proceedings -- Property -Just cause to terminate and claim a lien (R4814 ? August 2013) It may not be permissible for a practitioner to terminate the retainer even where the relationship with the client has deteriorated to the extent that the client wishes to control and vet all communications by the practitioner and the practitioner is subjected to a multitude of phone calls and emails and may feel hindered in his ability to act.
Section:
Practice
Month:
July


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Ross, Stan ;
Year:
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Subject:
Legal Ethics ; Conflict of Interest ; Wright v Carter [1903] 1 Ch 27 ; Maguire v Makaronis (1997) 144 ALR 729 ; Farrow Mortgage Services Pty Ltd Mendall Properties Pty Ltd [1995] 1 VR 1 ; Pete v Grinter unreported 24 January 1995 , Vic. Supreme Court, Beach J ; Munday v Clarke [1912] 1 Ch 831 ; Mallesons Case [1991] 1 All ER 668 ; D & J Constructions Pty Ltd v Head (1987) 9 NSWLR 118 ;
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