The Financial Conduct Authority’s report on the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Global Restructuring Group has led the SRA to seek evidence collected into possible conflicts involving lawyers seconded to the Bank.  This is not thought to have affected customers adversely but may have enabled firms to obtain an advantage over their peers when tendering for work.

The American Bar Association has published an ethics guidance in Formal Opinion, ABA Op. 479: Using former clients’ information and Formal Opinion 480 Confidentiality Obligations for Lawyer Blogging and Other Public Commentary.

Links to the Formal Opinions and an extensive collection of conflicts resources can be found on

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