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Yes you can change lawyers. But you will have to pay the first lawyer the costs they have incurred and for the work they have done. Unless you pay them they do not have to release the file.
The appeal will not stop, it is your appeal you are just changing the solicitor that is representing you.
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There is no such list.
All you can do is call the law society of SA and ask for the names of Solicitors that are accredited specialists in Criminal law. This means that they do more than 25% of their work in Criminal Law.
The website of the law society is as follows
You can search austlii
Select searches in South Australia for the section of the crimes act you have been found guilty under and you will see the solicitors that have appeared for the defendant.
You will see if they were successful.
But there are no statistics about how many each lawyer wins or loses.