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NSW Domestic Violence Case - Conflict of Interest due to Lawyer's Family?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by dandy lioness, 23 July 2015.

  1. dandy lioness

    dandy lioness Active Member

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    I just found out that a friend who l have been confiding in for 2 1/2 years about domestic violence against my daughter and l from my ex is the daughter of the lawyer who has been helping my ex. I have been to their house and cried on the couch with her and her mum (his wife)! My friend was even going to write an affidavit to support me.

    My ex now knows the situation and wants to keep going in the family court. His lawyer says it's not a conflict of interest even though his family are witnesses against my ex (his client).

    Thoughts?
     
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

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    I'm of the view that if there is a conflict of interest, it is of detriment to your ex, not you, and thus should be his issue to have addressed, not yours. His solicitor still has a duty to his client to represent him to the best of his capacity, and if your ex feels his solicitor is doing this, then it is his prerogative to continue using his services.
     
  3. dandy lioness

    dandy lioness Active Member

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    Thanks AllForHer
    I definitely agree with everything you said.
    l don't understand why he would still want to keep going when he knows his own lawyer knows his lying now and why his lawyer would want to keep allowing him to use the family court to continue abusing his daughter's friend.
     

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