6. Relationship with the Courts or Clients

(1) A lawyer must not appear before the Courts in any proceedings where —
(a) by reason of the lawyer's relationship with a judge of the Courts or any individual sitting with the Courts, the impartial administration of justice may appear to be prejudiced; or
(b) by reason of the lawyer's relationship with a client, it will be difficult for the lawyer to maintain the professional independence of the lawyer.
(2) Where sub-paragraph (a) or (b) of paragraph (1) applies, the lawyer must notify the Courts of the relationship referred to in the applicable sub-paragraph, and cease to participate in the whole, or such part, of the proceedings as the Courts may direct.