VIC Conflict of Interest with Lawyer - Help?

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29 July 2019
Hello guys,

Any input would be appreciated. On the 7th of April 2018, I was remanded into custody. I was appointed a lawyer through legal aid for my first bail application which was on the 3rd of May 2018.

I got knocked back. Bail got knocked back another 2 times before I got bail. On the 10th of October, I got bail. On the 2 July 2019, I had a final directions hearing which got adjourned until the 16th July 2019.

Ok so the lawyer the represented me on my first bail application is now on the prosecutors' side he was at court on the 2 July and 16th July working against me and I'm pretty sure he was the prosecutor on another occasion I was at court like altering bail conditions.

"All for the same case"

My trial starts on 2 September 2019. It got brought to my attention by the law firm I'm dealing with. So that's a conflict of interest unless I'm mistaken. If it is, what happens now?

I have an appointment tomorrow with the firm. But just to get an idea.

Any help would be great.

Thanks guys