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Judge Grants Britney Spears Permission To Hire Her Own Lawyer To Represent Her In Conservatorship Battle

Jul. 14 2021, Published 8:05 p.m. ET

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Finally some good news for this mega pop star!

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During her July 14 court hearing a judge approved Britney Spears' request to choose and hire her own lawyer, following her former attorney's request to resign.

This small but important victory is putting the beloved star on the path to remove her father Jamie Spears from the 13 year-long conservatorship and will hopefully result in terminating it all together.

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According to E! News, at the hearing "Britney asked Judge Brenda Penny for permission to hire former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart as her private attorney."

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The "Toxic" singer has been represented by court-appointed attorney, Sam Ingham for the past 13 years but Ingham stepped down from his duties on July 6 stating that he "wanted to resign effective upon the appointment of new court-appointed counsel."

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Judge Penny also confirmed Sam's resignation at the time of Spear's request for new representation.

As OK! previously reported, the chart topping star has chosen former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart to represent her in her long battle ahead. The lawyer appeared in court today to make the case that "Britney has a constitutional right to the lawyer of her choice."

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The legal expert also wanted to further make clear to the judge that "Britney is entitled to due process, which includes the right to a competent lawyer, and a judge would be hard-pressed to conclude Rosengart doesn't have the legal chops to rep her."

"What's more ... he'll argue it's absurd for Jamie Spears to have the power to disapprove Britney's choice, because the very purpose of the representation is to get him out of the conservatorship."

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During her intense June 23 testimony, Spears explained to the judge, "I haven't really had the opportunity by my own self to actually handpick my own lawyer by myself. And I would like to be able to do that."

Along with granting Spears with her right to choose her own attorney, the judge approved Bessemer Trust's request to withdraw as co-conservator of her estate citing that they "respects her [Britney's] wishes."

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