Characters in conflict: how well do you know your former clients?

Conflict is not limited to obtaining pieces or categories of confidential information. It can include familiarity with a party’s strengths and vulnerabilities – its ‘litigious…

Can a lawyer act contrary to a former client’s interests?

One of the key considerations is whether the law firm has established an effective ‘information barrier’ to prevent the disclosure or misuse of the former…

Family law: December 2015

Reporting and analysis of recent family law decisions. By ROBERT GLADE-WRIGHT.

Ethical dilemma FAQs: October 2014

The Ethics Committee and Department of the Law Society provides guidance on ethical issues to all practitioners.