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The Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Regulations 2002

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Change of nominated solicitor

25.—(1) Where the solicitor nominated by an assisted person determines that he or she should cease to act for that person, the solicitor shall notify the assisted person and the Board accordingly, and shall supply to the Board a statement of reasons for ceasing to act.

(2) Where an assisted person has required the solicitor nominated by that person to cease to act, the solicitor shall notify the Board accordingly.

(3) Where an assisted person wishes to be represented by a solicitor other than the solicitor presently nominated by that person to act, the assisted person shall apply to the Board for authority to nominate another specified solicitor to act, and shall inform the Board of the reason for this application, and the Board, if it is satisfied that there is good reason for the application and that it is reasonable in the particular circumstances of the case for the assisted person to continue to receive legal aid, may grant the application.

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