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Ethics committee rulings
Record ID:
74776
Format:
LIJ Article
Year:
2013
Source:
LIJ (2013) 87 No 5
Date_of_entry:
15/05/2018
Notes:
Family law - Conflict of interest (R4765 ? July 2012) A practitioner should cease to act for a client against a former client about whom the practitioner has confidential information. A practitioner may continue to act for the father of the client in objecting to a subpoena if there is no issue of confidential information being used against the client -- Legal practice management - Information barriers (R4766 ? June 2012) There is a perceived conflict of interest in a firm employing a lawyer when the firm is acting against a recent former client of the lawyer. An information barrier may rebut the doctrine of implied knowledge. A compliance officer appointed from outside the relevant practice area assists in creating an effective information barrier.
Section:
Practice
Ethics
Month:
May


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