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New Law Society Consultation on Change to Conflict of Interest Rules

By Michael Sheridan

We would ask members to note that the Law Society of Scotland announced a consultation on proposed changes to the Conflict of Interest Rules. This was announced on 19th January 2018 and a response is due by the 16th of February 2018.

When such a short consultation period is proposed, one has to doubt whether there is any serious intention to receive a response.  Nevertheless, if members would wish SLAS to mention any particular matters in response to this consultation, then please advise the Secretary by email at

Details of the proposed changes can be found within the consultation papers found on the Law Society’s website at

Members should consider these papers and ensure to submit a response before the 16th of February at


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