Turnaround time for applications for change of solicitor

Applications for a change of solicitor are normally dealt with on a daily basis. Where it is made clear that an application must be dealt with urgently, we will try to make a decision as soon as possible

Notification of decision on application

We will send online notifications to the current nominated solicitor and the solicitor seeking the transfer, informing them of our decision on an application for transfer.

Requests for reconsideration

There is no formal right of reconsideration of refusal of an application for a change of solicitor. However, if you have additional information you wish to provide provided you can submit a re-consideration on-line (provided the case has not concluded).

In this section

Change of solicitor

Nominated solicitor ceasing to act for the assisted person

Find out what you need to do if you decide to stop acting for your client who has been granted legal aid.

Change of solicitor

Client dispensing with your services

Find out what you need to do if your client no longer wants you to act for them in a criminal legal aid case.

Change of solicitor

Assisted person wants another solicitor to act

Learn about the transfer process and the tests we must follow to decide if a change in solicitor can be granted.