Davies v Davies: CA 2000

The wife had objected to the instruction by her former husband of a solicitor who had been instructed by her some seven years previously. She withdrew her objection, but the court now considered an appeal as regards costs.
Held: The court considered the possible subconscious influence on a lawyer having acted before for a party.
Sir Stephen Brown P, Robert Johnson J
[2000] 1 FLR 39
England and Wales

  • Approved – Prince Jefri Bolkiah v KPMG (A Firm) HL 16-Dec-1998
    Conflicts of Duty with former Client
    The House was asked as to the duties of the respondent accountants (KPMG). KPMG had information confidential to a former client, the appellant, which might be relevant to instructions which they then accepted from the Brunei Investment Agency, of . .
    Times 20-Apr-99, [1998] UKHL 52, [1999] 2 AC 222, [1999] 1 All ER 517, [1999] 2 WLR 215

Cited by:

  • Cited – ZS v FS (Application To Prevent Solicitor Acting) FD 24-Oct-2017
    Discosure of Confidences must be at risk
    H sought to restrain W’s solicitors from acting. The firm was one of six firms approached to consider representing H, and he now said that certain matters had been diviluged to the firm.
    Held: The legal principles were clear, and it was for H . .
    [2017] EWHC 2660 (Fam)

These lists may be incomplete.
Updated: 07 December 2020; Ref: scu.599588