(This form may be used be either lawyers or paralegals. Use discretion
to amend the form to suit the circumstances of the individual matter.)
You have asked [me/us] to act as your [lawyer(s)/paralegal(s)]
in the above matter.
As you know I (we) have also been asked to act as [lawyer(s)/paralegal(s)]
to __________________________________________________ in the above matter.
In acting for more than one party, no information received in connection
with the matter from one party can be treated as confidential so far as any of
the others are concerned.
If a conflict develops that cannot be resolved, I (we) cannot continue
to act for both or all of you and may have to withdraw completely.
or alternatively where applicable
I (we) confirm your agreement that if an issue contentious between you
and _______________ _______________________________ arises, I (we) may continue
to advise ________________ _______________________________ about the contentious
matter and that I (we) will refer you to another lawyer or paralegal.
and where applicable
I (we) confirm that you are aware that I (we) act regularly for and have
a continuing relationship with _________________________________________________________
and that I (we) have recommended that you obtain independent legal advice about
the joint retainer prior to retaining me (us).
If you still wish me (us) to act on your behalf in the above matter,
please confirm your instructions by signing and returning the enclosed copy of
Yours very truly,
I acknowledge that I have read and understood the above letter. I
consent to _______________ ______________________________ acting on my behalf,
notwithstanding the conflict.
DATED at ________________________this ________ day of __________________,
cc. copy to _____________________________ for signing and return.