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Version of section 124 from 2022-01-13 to 2024-05-28:


Marginal note:Appointment, change and removal of solicitor of record

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a party may appoint a solicitor, or change or remove its solicitor of record, by serving and filing a notice in Form 124A, 124B or 124C, as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Limited-scope representation — notice of appointment

    (2) A party may appoint a solicitor to provide limited-scope representation by serving and filing a notice of limited-scope representation, in Form 124D, that is signed by the party and the solicitor and that sets out

    • (a) the scope of the solicitor’s mandate;

    • (b) whether it is the party or the solicitor who is to be served with documents relating to the mandate; and

    • (c) if it is the solicitor who is to be served, the solicitor’s address for service.

  • Marginal note:Limited-scope representation

    (3) However, with leave of the Court, a party may appoint a solicitor to provide limited-scope representation before serving and filing the notice referred to in subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:Request for leave

    (4) The request for leave shall be made in open court by the solicitor and shall summarize the scope of their mandate. If the request is granted, the party shall file the notice referred to in subsection (2) within two days after the day on which leave is granted.

  • Marginal note:Ceasing limited-scope representation

    (5) A solicitor who is providing limited-scope representation to a party may cease representation of the party by serving a notice to cease limited-scope representation, in Form 124E that is signed by the solicitor, on that party and all other parties to the proceeding and by filing the notice.

  • SOR/2021-246, s. 4

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