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The Law Society’s Ethics Committee has recently updated its FAQs.

These will provide additional guidance on: Witnessing or certifying documents, entering into agreements with an opponent to not represent other clients against that same opponent, ethical issues that may arise for solicitors who are also local government councillors, what can solicitors do to help a colleague who is struggling, inadvertent disclosures; and things to consider when dealing with file transfers

The Ethics Committee has comprehensive FAQs on confidentiality; conflicts of interest; duty to the client; duty to disclose; professional rapport, tactics and communications with colleagues; instructions and general duties.

Solicitors are encouraged to review these FAQs, which are freely available via the Law Society website