Re a firm a solicitors: CA 20 Jun 1991

Where a conflict of interest in a firm of solicitors acting is suggested, the proper approach ‘is to consider whether a reasonable man informed of the facts might reasonably anticipate such a danger.’ Where a Chinese Wall is proposed, ‘Save in a very special case such as Rakusen’s I doubt very much whether an impregnable wall can ever be created and I consider that it is only in very special cases that any attempt should be made to do so.’


Parker LJ


Times 20-Jun-1991, [1992] 1 QB 959


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CitedStiedl v Enyo Law Llp and Others ComC 18-Oct-2011
The applicant, defendant in the main proceedings, sought an injunction to restrain the solicitors from acting for the claimant and from making any use of documents which had come into their privileged possession whilst acting for him. . .
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Updated: 04 May 2022; Ref: scu.445695