You may think that changing your solicitor is complicated, but in fact, in a personal injury claim it is very straightforward.
You see, everybody has the legal right to choose their own solicitor and that extends to choosing a new solicitor if you are unhappy with your current one.
So what is the process? Well, your new solicitor will usually ask you to sign a form to say that you now wish to instruct them in place of your current solicitor and requesting that your papers be sent to your new solicitor. Your new solicitor will then send the form to your current solicitor, advising them that they have now been instructed and requesting the papers. There is usually no need for you to contact your current solicitors direct.
What about my current solicitors costs? A solicitor has the right to retain your papers until their costs are paid. However, your new solicitor will usually deal with that by offering a solicitors undertaking (which is a binding agreement) to your current solicitors, agreeing to protect their right to recover their costs from the other party if your claim is successful. Most solicitors will release their file of papers if they receive such an undertaking.
If you would like to speak to one of our specialist solicitors about changing your solicitor, then please feel free to contact us on 01225 462871, or complete our Contact Form. You are under no obligation to instruct us and your call will be treated in the strictest confidence.