For the Public Common Concerns

Conflict of Interest


Chapters 2.04 of The Code of Professional Conduct address the different types of conflict situations that may arise in a lawyer and client relationship. For more information, please see the common examples on the right side of your screen.

Essentially, a conflict of interest prohibits a lawyer from doing the following:

  • Acting against a former client in the same or related matter;
  • Acting for both sides in a dispute where the parties are adverse  in interest; and
  • Acting for a client where a lawyer's personal interests may interfere with the lawyer's ability to act for the client.


If you believe opposing counsel has a conflict of interest, you may apply to the Court to have the lawyer removed. You may wish to consult a lawyer for further advice.