Conflicts guidelines—criminal litigation
Conflicts guidelines—criminal litigation

The following Practice Compliance guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Conflicts guidelines—criminal litigation

Our Conflicts, confidentiality and disclosure policy sets out our general position on when we can act in conflict situations. We also issue guidelines for [certain departments OR different types of work]. These guidelines illustrate how our policy could apply in different situations, but they are not intended to be exhaustive or rigid. In each situation covered by the guidelines we must consider whether a conflict arises and, if so whether we can act.

  1. 1

    Taking instructions out of normal office hours

    1. 1.1

      Where we take instructions out of normal office hours, we will carry out a conflict check at the earliest possible opportunity.

  2. 2

    Acting against clients we have defended

    1. 2.1

      We will not defend a client in criminal proceedings and then act against them in related civil proceedings.