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Conflicts of Interest and Confidentiality (TECH 04/00)
Guidance, now withdrawn, issued by the ICAEW Business Law Committee in January 2000 on the implications of the decision in the case of Prince Jefri Bolkiah v KPMG. This Technical Release has been replaced with Guidance on managing conflicts of interest (TECH 06/14BL).
Bolkiah v. KPMG  1 All ER 517;  2 WLR 215
Full text of the House of Lords decision given on 16 December 1998.
The case was originally heard by the Chancery Division on 15 September 1998 and reversed by the Court of Appeal on 19 October 1998. The full text is no longer freely available, but can be accessed through the Library's electronic legal databases. Please contact the Library for further information.
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