Paralegal conduct rules amended re: conflicts of interest
Amendments to the Paralegal Rules of Conduct enhance guidance to paralegals on the obtaining of consent from a client, where there is a conflict of interest, by eliminating the distinction between express and implied consent.
The corresponding guidelines were also amended. The changes to the paralegal rules follow a consultation with the profession on the proposed amendments and reflect amendments made to the lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct in February 2016. Full report.