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Can I change my solicitor part way through a claim?

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The simple answer is yes, you can.

It is important that your solicitor has the relevant experience and expertise to deal with your claim, and that you feel confident they are working in your best interests at all times.

When finding yourself in need of legal advice, you quite rightly expect an excellent service from your solicitor throughout your case.

Transferring to a new solicitor

If at any stage you feel that your current solicitor may not have the right expertise to deal with your claim, or is not dealing with your claim in a way which your are happy with, you can switch firms to find a solicitor who you have greater confidence in.

Ending the relationship with your solicitor is not an easy decision, and many people worry about the implications it could cause. However, it is usually an easy process, and something which can often be done without any risk or financial implications.

There is no legal obligation to continue any relationship with a firm of solicitors, even if they’ve accepted your instructions and started to work on your case.

Your agreement with them may require you to pay any outstanding fees before they will release your file, but if we agree to take over conduct for you, we can usually reach an agreement with your prior solicitor which will get around this.

We can largely take care of the transfer process for you and we regularly help people switch to us.

Clients turn to Hudgell Solicitors for many reasons, including;

  • Our expertise in numerous legal areas and recognition in publications such as the Legal 500 and as a Times best law firms 2021
  • Our funding arrangements meaning we can often take on cases on a no win no fee basis
  • Our focus on excellent customer care, placing our clients at the heart of all our work
  • Our dedication to securing the right rehabilitation, and the best possible compensation settlements, for all clients

Whatever the reason for looking to switch, contact us now to discuss your claim and the difficulties you’re having with your current solicitor. We talk in plain English and keep you informed every step of the way.

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