• PART 23 PART 23 — Change Of Lawyer

    • 190. Lawyer acting for a party

      Where the address for service of a party is the business address of that party's lawyer, the lawyer will be considered to be acting for that party until the provisions of this Part have been complied with.

    • 191. Change of lawyer — duty to give notice

      (1) Where a party for whom a lawyer is acting wants to change his lawyer, the party or his new lawyer must file notice of the change; and serve notice of the change on every other party and on the former lawyer.
      (2) The notice must state the party's new address for service.
      (3) Where a party has changed his lawyer, the former lawyer will be considered to be the party's lawyer unless and until notice is filed and served in accordance with paragraph (1) or the Court makes an order under Rule 192 and the order is served as required by paragraph (1) of that Rule.
      Amended on June 1, 2017

    • 192. Order that a lawyer has ceased to act

      (1) A lawyer may apply, in accordance with the relevant practice direction, for an order declaring that he has ceased to be the lawyer acting for a party.
      (2) Where the Court makes an order under this Rule the lawyer who made the application must serve a copy of the order on every party to the proceedings, and that lawyer must file a certificate of service.
      Amended on June 1, 2017

    • 193. Removal of lawyer who has ceased to act on application of another party

      (1) Where a lawyer who has acted for a party has died, has become bankrupt, has ceased to practice or cannot be found and the party has not given notice of a change of lawyer as required by Rule 191(1) any other party may apply, in accordance with the relevant practice direction, for an order declaring that the lawyer has ceased to be the lawyer acting for the other party in the case.
      (2) Rule 192(2) applies where the Court makes an order under this rule and references in that rule to "lawyer" shall be read as references to "party".
      Amended on June 1, 2017