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Conflicts of Interest and Chinese Walls

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Sweet & Maxwell
Published: 1st Jun 2000
Dimensions: h 230mm
ISBN-10: 0421731400
ISBN-13: 9780421731400
Barcode No: 9780421731400
The landmark decision of the House of Lords on conflicts of interest in Bolkiah v KPMG, closely followed by the very different conflict considered in the Pinochet case have sparked off massive interest and a series of judicial decisions in this area of the law. In consequence, professionals are under increasing pressure to examine their strategies for dealing with conflicts of interest and managing client confidentiality. Each professional sector is examined in detail and advice is offered on strategies for assessing and managing conflict situations. The authors offer answers to questions such as: * What is a conflict and when does it arise? * What are the consequences of acting despite a conflict? * How do Chinese Walls operate and when are they permissible? * What are the remedies for a client when his adviser acts for the other side?

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This is the first book to look over that [Chinese] wall and attempt to analyse the law in relation to conflicts of interest... a book that lawyers and other professionals should be keen to add to their library.The text is authoritative, but the material is presented in crisp fashion and the authors are laudably loath to sit on the fence...This is a welcome publication of considerable importance to a wide range of professionals and those working in the corporate world.Mr. Justice Aikens rightly describes this book, in its foreword, as a 'trail blazer'.Although this text is directed at a British audience, it is a valuable acquisition to the library of probably any Australian practitioner, and its purchase is recommended.Altogether, Conflicts of Interest & Chinese Walls is a most useful compendium. Solicitors Journal.