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Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. A solicitor may stop acting for you at any point, just as you are entitled to stop using them if you are unhappy with them. So it would be unlawful for them to stop acting for you in the circumstances, even if you dispute the reasons they are relying on. So if that has happened then I am afraid you would have to go and find a new solicitor if you wanted to be formally represented or proceed with the claim yourself. To be honest 10 months is quite a long time to try and do something about it, people can easily be left with weeks or days before the deadline and successfully find a solicitor to take on the claim or the claimant could even submit the claim forms themselves to ensure the claim is in before the deadline, then continue looking for a solicitor to continue with the case on their behalf
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