Conflict of interests

This practice note sets out how to identify and manage situations where a conflict of interest arises, or there is a significant risk of a conflict of interest occurring.

It also provides guidance on the duties of confidentiality and of disclosure, and how to manage situations where these duties come into conflict.

This practice note covers the broad range of potential conflict scenarios, with specific guidance for the different types of practices and ways in which an individual may practise.

This practice note is the Law Society’s view of good practice in this area, and is not legal advice. For more information, see the legal status.