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Prince Jefri Bolkiah v KPMG

The Prince Jefri Bolkiah v KPMG case in 1998 was a landmark case regarding client confidentiality. On this page you can access a range of articles, books and online resources providing quick links to judgments, articles and commentary on confidentiality and conflict of interest.

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Online articles

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Useful links

Guidance on managing conflicts of interest (TECH 06/14BL)
Guidance issued in May 2014 by the Business Law Committee of ICAEW on the implications of the decision in the English legal case of Prince Jefri Bolkiah v KPMG ('the Bolkiah case'). It replaces Conflicts of Interest and Confidentiality (TECH 04/00) from January 2000 which has now been withdrawn.

Bolkiah v. KPMG [1998] 1 All ER 517; [1999] 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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