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Hi, I'm Lea
I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. What is the conflict of interest issue?
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I can't see anything in what you wrote being a conflict of interest for the solicitor.
A conflict might arise where the solicitors she is using had previously been consulted by the husband, but their relationship with their client is a matter for them to assess whether there is an issue. They have concluded there isn't (and I can't see that it raises any issue of a conflict of interest).
I am sorry that the solicitor is acting so aggressively towards your brother, but unfortunately this is how some solicitors behave (poorly in my consideration), but it is for the judge to point out to them when they are overstepping the mark (as has clearly been done)...your brother isn't their client, so doesn't have a formal method of complaining about them, but he could raise the issue with the Law Society.
The solicitors are not in charge of the child minding and the use of the facility does not create a 'vested interest'. If this woman is an aggressive drunk alcoholic, she'd probably be deemed to be a risk to small children and should be deregistered. Childminders have to be registered with Ofsted - if you have concerns, report her.
How to complain: https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/public/for-public-visitors/using-a-solicitor/complain-about-a-solicitor
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