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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 4.04

Termination of retainer by party

             (1)  If a party terminates a lawyer's retainer, and a new lawyer is appointed to represent the party, the new lawyer must file a notice of acting, in accordance with Form 5.

             (2)  If a party terminates a lawyer's retainer, and a new lawyer is not appointed to represent the party, the party must file a notice of termination of the lawyer's retainer, in accordance with Form 6, and a notice of address for service.

Note:          Rule 11.01 contains requirements in relation to the address for service.

             (3)  If a party who has terminated a lawyer's retainer does not file the documents required by rule 4.04(2), the lawyer whose retainer has been terminated may file a notice of ceasing to act, in accordance with Form 8.



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