Can I change my solicitor?

It is perfectly acceptable to wish to change your solicitor part way through a case. There can be many reasons for this.

For example: 

  • You may have chosen a firm because they were local or recommended but in fact they are not specialist solicitors
  • You were allocated solicitors by your legal expenses insurance provider and you do not feel they best represent your needs
  • You are unhappy with how the case has progressed and you feel that the solicitor is responsible for this
  • You are unhappy with the level of service you have received.

It is important that you have the best representation possible for a claim as such cases can be very complex.

Changing solicitors is a relatively straightforward process. It is not dependent on what stage the case is at or the way a case is funded. It is dependent on assessment of the claim in order to establish that the case has reasonable prospects of success and that we feel confident that we can assist you with the claim.

The main factor which would affect our ability to take on a case from another solicitor would be ‘limitation’. As solicitors we must be sure that there is enough time remaining to investigate the claim and issue proceedings before the ‘limitation’ period expires.

If you would like JMW Solicitors to take over a clinical negligence case you have started with another solicitor please give us a call FREE on 0800 054 6512 for a no obligation assessment of your case. We act for clients throughout England and Wales.



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