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Paragraph 6 of the SRA Code of Conduct for Firms 2019 deals with conflicts of interest, in conjunction with SRA guidance dated 29 October 2019.
Client conflict may exist where a solicitor’s separate duties to act in the best interests of two or more clients conflict (known as ‘conflict of interest’ in the SRA 2019 regulatory regime). See Practice Note: Conflicts of interest—family law, in particular section: Former clients.
In ZS v FS, a husband’s application for an injunction to debar the wife’s solicitor from representing her in divorce proceeding
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When defendants are guilty, they have a choice to plead guilty or to put the prosecution to proof. When they plead guilty they may benefit from a reduction in their sentence as a result, see Practice Note: Credit for guilty plea. However, the Sentencing Council's overarching guidelines on reduction
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