What do I do if a solicitor retires from practice?
If a solicitor retires from practice they can deregister themselves. The firm’s account administrator will then need to detach them from the firm in LAMS.
What do I do if a solicitor moves to another firm?
If a solicitor moves to another firm, the account administrator of the firm they are leaving will need to detach them from that firm.
The solicitor will need to update the email address associated with their individual supplier account and then give their supplier reference number to their new account administrator who will attach them to the new firm.
What do I do if a solicitor sets up a new firm on his or her own?
If a solicitor sets up a new firm, they will need to upgrade their account to account administrator status.
Once this request has been approved by LSANI, they will then need to create a business account using the ‘create a business account’ functionality.
What do I do if a solicitor is suspended or struck off the roll of solicitors?
If a solicitor is suspended or struck off the Roll of Solicitors, the Law Society will need to inform LSANI.
If required, LSANI can suspend an individual's account. The account administrator for the business to which the solicitor is attached will then need to detach the suspended/struck off solicitor.
What do I do if my firm changes its name?
If your firm changes its name (e.g. on becoming incorporated as a limited company), you should contact LSANI with details of the new name and request that the name of your business account be changed accordingly.
If you wish to create an additional business account for the newly incorporated firm while retaining the existing account for legacy cases, your firm's account administrator should create a new business account on LAMS with the new business details.