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Old 05-29-2019, 08:54 AM
Isamu is offline
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Originally Posted by Northern Piper View Post
I've never heard of a case where a Chinese Wall is built in a firm on an ongoing basis to allow Smith to work on a file, against Jones in the same firm. That's an appearance of conflict and a breach of the firm's duty of loyalty to their client.
I worked at a firm where that happened, but we had to have written consent from both parties that they knew of the potential conflict of interest but consented anyway. Our ethical wall was actually a physical wall in that the attorney worked behind closed doors at all times.