Screening new clients for Conflicts

Thursday 31st January, 2019 3:00 pm – Thursday 31st January, 2019 4:00 pm
Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Conflicts can arise throughout the solicitor-client engagement and in a variety of ways, such as if you use a former client’s confidential information, act for more than one client whose interests differ or prefer your interests over those of the client. However, while constant vigilance is required, the point at which new instructions are first discussed, the prospective client is screened and the conflict check is conducted, is particularly crucial. This seminar reviews conflict risk to practices, especially during the process of screening both new clients and new instructions, and provides case studies to identify, mitigate and manage those risks.

The seminar will also address ongoing conflict checking during all stages of the matter, the warning signs that signal a potential conflict, how and when to communicate a potential conflict and what might be done to resolve a conflict with the client.

Designed for all Practitioners.

  • 1 points Competency 1 Practice Management



Ashley Macknay
MDS Legal

Law Mutual (WA) Insureds