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Prince Jefri Bolkiah v KPMG

The Prince Jefri Bolkiah v KPMG case in 1998 produced a landmark ruling on client confidentiality. On this page you can find articles, books and online resources providing commentary on the case and the issues surrounding it.

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Useful links

Guidance on managing conflicts of interest (TECH 06/14BL)
In May 2014, ICAEW's Business Law Committee issued guidance on the implications of the Bolkiah case. This guidance replaced TECH 04/00which has now been withdrawn.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 found through legal databases. Please contact the Library for further information.

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