My lawyer has not done what I paid him for
I have a case and have to appear for trial tomorrow in cape town. I have paid this lawyer thousands and he has not even given a phone call. Can I request to find different legal representation?
Yes. You can change lawyers at anytime if you are not happy. Your present lawyer must come to court to formally withdraw as your attorney on record. He will tell the court that you have terminated his mandate. The case will be postponed for you to appoint another lawyer or get legal aid. If he does not come to court, you can tell the court that you no longer want him and that you should be given a postponement to get another one.