When must you decline to act where you, a member of your family, or a manager, owner or employee of your firm holds some public office or appointment?
When, as a result of this public appointment:
- There is a conflict of interests, or a significant risk of a conflict.
- The public might reasonably conclude that you, or your firm, had been able to make use of the office or appointment for the advantage of the client
- Your ability to advise the client properly and impartially is inhibited.