Queensland Law Society

Non-Binding Ethics Ruling (2021) 6

CATCHWORDS:

NON-BINDING ETHICS RULING – QUEENSLAND LAW SOCIETY – ETHICS COMMITTEE – CONFLICT – FORMER CLIENT – SOLICITOR’S OWN INTERESTS – SOLICITOR AS MATERIAL WITNESS - definition of former client – whether solicitor is in possession of confidential information detrimental to former client – whether an effective information barrier can be established – whether a conflict arises in circumstances where solicitor might be called as a material witness in client’s case and where former client might have a claim in negligence against solicitor.


All names appearing in our Non-binding Ethics Rulings are de-identified. Any resemblance to real persons or entities are purely coincidental.