Thumbnail image for dvf_galliano_wintour.jpgThe latest chapter in the John Galliano saga sees the designer fire his lawyer and hire a new one.

The British designer recently dismissed Stéphane Zerbib as his lawyer following "the discovery of apparent irregularities" with his firm's administration of Galliano's financial affairs over a number of years. Galliano has since hired Aurélien Hamelle at Metzner Associés in Paris to represent him, according to his publicist.

The High Court in Paris will soon set a date for Galliano's trial in which he faces allegations over using anti-Semitic and racial slurs at a Paris bar in February. He recently completed a "intensive" one-month treatment at a rehabilitation center in Arizona.