25. Integrity of evidence - two witnesses together
A solicitor must not confer with, or condone another solicitor conferring with, more than one lay witness (including a party or client) at the same time:
about any issue which there are reasonable grounds for the solicitor to believe may be contentious at a hearing; and
where such conferral could affect evidence to be given by any of those witnesses, unless the solicitor believes on reasonable grounds that special circumstances require such a conference.
A solicitor will not have breached Rule 25.1 by conferring with, or condoning another solicitor conferring with, more than one client about undertakings to a court, admissions or concessions of fact, amendments of pleadings or compromise.
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