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Changing Solicitors

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12 Jul 12 #342644 by 4futures
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I am unhappy with the service received from my current solicitor and have decided to go solo with the help of wikivorce. So far I have paid £1,168.00 to have my form E completed and have been asked for a further £1,500.00 to file the concise statement, chronology, questionnaire(which I must draw up), Form G and Counsel cost. Does any have a template letter that i can use to instruct my solicitor that her services are no longer required and to inform the court that I am acting solo? :S

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12 Jul 12 #342662 by dukey
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This is the posh version of what you send to court.

IN THE XXXXX COUNTY COURT
Case Number:

BETWEEN


APPLICANT NAME
Applicant

and

RESPONDANT NAME Respondent


_____________________________________________________________________

NOTICE OF ACTING IN PERSON
_____________________________________________________________________


Take notice that I, XX am from this date forward acting in person. My address for service is ADDRESS.


Signed



Date :

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12 Jul 12 #342692 by TBagpuss
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Dukey''s notice of acting in person is spot on. I would suggest that immediately asfter ''acting in person'' you add in "in place of my former solicitors [name of solicistors firm]"

You need to send a copy of that notice to the court and one to your ex or their solicitor.


In terms of telling your sollcitor, there is no set format. Be aware that they are entitled to hold on to most of your file until you have paid any final bill.

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