Déjà Vu May Not Mean Disqualification By An Adversary

Summary

When does a lawyer or law firm owe an equitable duty of confidence to an adversary in Singapore, when acting for different clients in successive claims against the same adversary?

We examine this important question in our review of the Singapore Court of Appeal’s recent landmark decision of LVM Law Chambers LLC v Wan Hoe Keet and another and another matter [2020] SGCA 29.

Keywords

equitable duty of confidence; conscience; mutuality, objectivity; good faith; equity; specificity; real and sensible possibility

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