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Conflicts of interest—email to staff and fee earnersSubject: New client—conflicts searchPlease email me immediately if you know of any reason why we...
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We are considering working with a non-lawyer, on a self-employed/part time consultancy basis to help promote the firm, eg to chair conferences and...
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Can solicitors instruct themselves?Under the SRA Principles, you must act:•in a way that upholds the constitutional principle of the rule of law, and...
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I am acting for a client in two related matters with the same third-party. The third party has a solicitor for one matter but my client wishes me to...
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