Law Society rejects calls to ban ‘Chinese walls’

The Law Society is to consider the issues of ‘Chinese walls’ and residential property undertakings by solicitors, but has rejected efforts by Mayo solicitors to push through a general ban, writes Kieron Wood.

2nd July, 2011

The Law Society is to consider the issues of ‘Chinese walls’ and residential property undertakings by solicitors, but has rejected efforts by Mayo solicitors to push through a general ban, writes Kieron Wood.

Chinese walls are a practice that allows major firms to act for opposing clients.

More than 100 members of the Mayo Solicitors Bar Association (MSBA) petitioned the society for a special general meeting of the profession to discuss a ban....

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