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Reasonable amount of time to assume terms are agreed (UK/England)

Bit of background on this question; A group raised a conflict of interest dispute against our group - we immediately took necessary steps to remedy this action. We let them know within a day that we ...
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Can a lawyer use privileged information to collect fees from a client?

Suppose that: A client is in debt to an attorney for legal services. That attorney learns, in the necessary and proper course of representing the client, that the client is receiving some payments. ...
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Would judges need to recuse themselves if they own shares of index funds?

I understand that there is some requirement or expectation for judges to recuse themselves from cases where they would have a financial interest in the outcome. Index funds were said to represent ~20% ...
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Can Giuliani represent Trump in an impeachment trial?

Link. President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani tells ABC News he's working as part of the president's defense team in his upcoming second impeachment trial -- and that he's prepared ...
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Laws About Contributions from Business You Own to 501c(3) You Founded/Work At

I have a US LLC I own, and am interested in beginning a charitable non-profit organization, to operate as a 501 3 (c) that would operate in a tangentially related area. When there is similar overlap ...
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Barring a Vote due to conflict of interest

Florida HOAs are governed by FS718.3027 Conflict interest criteria. "Litmus" test comprise (are not necessarily limited to): (a) A director or an officer, or a relative of a director or an ...
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Can I initiate a civil lawsuit in order to get the answer to a legal hypothetical?

Suppose that I and a friend of mine are interested in resolving a particular legal hypothetical within the realm of civil law. The exact details are not important here, but no party of the ...
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How can the following conflict of interest situation be dealt with?

A, an individual, sues a large corporation, X. The action is acrimonious and goes on for several years. A junior associate at A's law firm leaves the firm and goes to work for the law department of ...
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Do lawyers advise not to pursue legal action?

If a person is thinking of taking legal action, if they consult with a lawyer do lawyers ever advise "your chances of winning are so low you shouldn't bother pursuing this"? On one hand it ...
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How can we resolve a bet on a question of law?

Bob and Rob debate a question of law and do not agree. There isn't any material dispute between them to go to court about. They just want to find out what the legal truth is / who is right and who is ...
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Is the vice-president an employee for the purpose of 5 CFR §2635.502?

It's been suggested on politcs.SE (but the question was closed as off-topic there) that a US vice-president needs to comply with 5 CFR §2635.502 which sets stricter standards for conflicts of interest ...
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Is Medium at risk of legal action?

Medium is sort of a content facilitator that charges its users for premium content and passes on part of that fee to authors, when the reader interacts with their work. However, over recent months, ...
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Florida HOA Director Conflict of interest?

A board director performs paid work (jobs) for a service provider (Community Association Manager). Is this a conflict of interest per Florida Statutes 718? If not, is it somehow a COI under other ...
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Do threats against an attorney constitue a conflict of interest?

When an attorney is considering handling a case, and receives off-the-record threats against his(/her) life, property, family, professional future, etc., is it ethical for the attorney to simply tell ...
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Under what circumstances is a lawyer permitted to draft documents “friendly” to the other side?

There are typically two parties on any contract, call them buyer and seller. Contracts can be drafted that are neutral, or they could be friendly to either the buyer or the seller. I can see a case ...
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Is an adult child representing one of their parents in a divorce case a conflict of interest?

I couldn’t find the answer to this question anywhere, so I thought the experts here will be able to address this. In a divorce/family law case, can a son who is a lawyer defend one parent against ...
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Can a Recruitment Officer be sued for working for another company of the same industry as his former one?

Setting: Republic of the Philippines (however, international views are also welcome). Let's consider my friend as an example, and let's refer to his former employer as "Old Company" and his new ...
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How does a paid endorser avoid conflicts of interest?

Suppose you are a blogger and you write about the products and services of Company X. You are being paid by Company X to do this. How do you avoid conflicts of interest in the process? I would ...