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New Lawyer in Brit Custody Case

2/19/2008 1:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned attorney Stacy Phillips will take the reigns in Britney's custody case - well, kinda sorta.

Sources say Phillips, who has repped Bobby Brown and Tori Spelling's ex, will represent the conservatorship, which is making decisions in the custody case. We're told Jamie Spears has signed off on Phillips, so the way is clear for Trope and Trope to leave the case. But there's a catch.

We're told Commish Scott Gordon wants assurance that Brit will be protected with a lawyer SHE personally chooses when the conservatorship ends.

Phillips is in court right now and there will be big developments today.

Stay tuned ...

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