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What is the procedure to be removed from the court record where a client refuses to provide a notice of change or acting?

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Published on LexisPSL on 15/08/2017

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What is the procedure to be removed from the court record where a client refuses to provide a notice of change or acting?

Where a solicitor has placed themselves on the court record in accordance with Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, 26.2, and subsequently wishes to be removed from the court record, and their client will not provide a notice of change or notice of acting in person, an application may be made to the court under FPR 2010, SI 2010/2955, 26.3 for an order declaring that that solicitor has ceased to be the solicitor acting for a party.

Where an application is made under this rule, FPR 2010, SI 2010/2955, 26.3(2) provides that:

  1. notice of the application must be given to the party, or children's guardian, for whom the solicitor is acting, unless the court directs otherwise, and

  2. the application must be supported by

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