Queensland Law Society

Non-Binding Ethics Ruling (2016) 1

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NON-BINDING ETHICS RULING – QUEENSLAND LAW SOCIETY – ETHICS COMMITTEE – CONFLICT – LAWYERS – where Firm A act as agent for Firm C and on behalf of Client A – where Firm A allege Firm B is conflicted and cannot act for Client B in the administration of the will of the deceased – where Client B acts as executrix of the deceased’s will – where Firm B previously represented Client B and the deceased separately and jointly in other matters – distinction as to acting in the administration of the deceased’s will as opposed to ensuing litigation that may render Firm B material witness.