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Common Concerns

Conflict of Interest

 

Former Clients

Rule 2.04(10) of the Code advises that a lawyer who has acted for a client in a matter should not then act against the client (or against persons who were involved in or associated with the client in that matter) in the same or any related matter, or take a position where the lawyer might be tempted or appear to be tempted to breach the Rule relating to confidential information. However, it is not, improper for the lawyer to act against a former client in a fresh and independent matter wholly unrelated to any work the lawyer had previously done for that person.