Hilton v Baker Booth and Eastwood [2005]

Facts

  • A solicitor acted for both the vendor and purchaser in a property transaction, without consent

Issue

  • Could the solicitor claim that conflict was unavoidable?

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • It is for the agent to ensure informed consent to conflict before engaging as a conflicting agent for two principals
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