Second solicitor giving advice and assistance on the same matter: prior authority required

Without prior authority, your client cannot be given advice and assistance on the same matter by:

  • More than one solicitor
  • The same solicitor

You must apply to us for prior authority to give advice and assistance, if your client has already received advice on that matter either from you or another solicitor.

No work is chargeable until we grant this authority.  The effective date of the second grant of advice and assistance is the date of our decision to grant authority.

You should always check that your client has not received advice from another solicitor on the same matter.

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