chapter  28
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CHANGE OF SOLICITOR

If a client retains a solicitor to act in a matter, a solicitor acting for another party, who knows the other party has retained a solicitor to act, should not communicate directly with the other party except with the consent of the other solicitor.1 If a solicitor or his client has notified the other party that the solicitor is acting for him and given the solicitor’s address for service, the solicitor will be the recipient for service of proceedings, known colloquially (but not in the CPR) as being ‘on the record’. If a solicitor ceases to act for the client, there is a requirement to notify the court and the other parties accordingly, similarly if a party instructs a solicitor having formerly acted in person.