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Can more than one firm of solicitors (in a co-counsel scenario) be named on a claim form and so ‘go on the record’ for one party?

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Published on LexisPSL on 04/05/2018

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  • Can more than one firm of solicitors (in a co-counsel scenario) be named on a claim form and so ‘go on the record’ for one party?

Can more than one firm of solicitors (in a co-counsel scenario) be named on a claim form and so ‘go on the record’ for one party?

CPR Part 42 which is contained in the Civil Court Practice 2018, indicate that it is not possible to have two sets of solicitors ‘on the record’ at the same time, so as to avoid potential confusion with regard to address for service, signing of statements of truth and with whom legal representatives on the opposing side may communicate with (albeit that there remains the potential for confusion where a party changes solicitors to deal with different

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