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Topic:
changing sollicitors/ representing yourself (4 Posts)
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06 March, 2018 12:49PM
changing sollicitors/ representing yourself
OliviaThomson - 06 March, 2018 12:49PM
Hi !

Does anyone know if and how you are meant to let the other party know you are now representing yourself legally?
I noticed a tick box on the form that is required to be sent off to the court
Is this a requirement to let the other party know and in what format?

Thank you!
Re: changing sollicitors/ representing yourself
davidterry - 06 March, 2018 02:48PM
There is a form called a 'Notice of Acting' which should be filed with the court and served on the other side if you drop your solicitors and decide to act for yourself. This is so that the court and the other side knows with whom to communicate.

At the commencement of proceedings - such as the issue of a divorce petition - there is no need to file a Notice of Acting because you will say on the application whether you are acting on your own behalf or whether solicitors are acting for you. However, if this changes a Notice of Acting needs to be served on the court and upon any other party to the proceedings.
Re: changing sollicitors/ representing yourself
OliviaThomson - 06 March, 2018 02:59PM
thank you that is really helpful.
So do i just need to send a copy of that form to the other party also?

thank you
Re: changing sollicitors/ representing yourself
davidterry - 06 March, 2018 06:29PM
>>So do i just need to send a copy of that form to the other party also?

Yes, just like that. The original to the court and a copy to them should be fine.
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