What's the legal term for "keep away from" / "keep a distance from"? I'm looking for a verb that means/expresses such a concept.
What I really want is not the legal term but what those people says in law-related TV dramas, that sounded fancy when I heard them. E.g.:
Due to the conflict of interest, I decided to ( keep away ) from this matter.
I think I've heard such conversation/situation many many times, in all different TV series, but just forgot what that fancy word they use.