Conflicts in construction law – acting for insurer and insured
David Levin KC & Megan Fitzgerald (2011) V6 No 4 Construction Law International 7.
Lawyers are familiar with conflicts – not just those battles being fought by clients and their opponents, but legal conflicts between our duties to our clients and our other professional duties. Representing both insurer and insured may create professional conflicts. The size and complexity of modern construction litigation bring the risk into focus, perhaps more than any other area, yet construction lawyers sometimes lose sight of issues outside their comfort zone. While there are no easy answers to the multitude of conflicts that may arise, there are a number of steps that lawyers can take to minimise the conflict risk.
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