Guidance

Duty solicitors: rotas, information and guidance

Duty solicitors rotas, lists, standard crime contract 2010 and contact details.

Duty solicitor rotas (crime)

Below are the rotas for use between 14 January 2015 to 30 June 2015:

Rotas A - D

Rotas E - M

Rotas N - S

Rotas T - Z

Virtual courts

The scheme lists are published in firm alphabetical order for the July 2015 rotas.

Duty solicitors list - July 2015 (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 2.36MB)

All feedback concerning the member’s lists must be submitted via email so that we have a record. Please allow us time to investigate issues raised. The deadline for any feedback is 14 May at 5pm. Any feedback received after this time will be looked into, but may not be taken into account on the forthcoming rotas.

2010 standard crime contract

The 2010 standard crime contract is critical for legal aid providers in criminal matters.

Apply for more duty slots

You will only need to complete and send us a CRM12 application for new duty solicitors or duty solicitors who have just joined your firm.

Fill in the CRM12 for newly qualified duty solicitors by the deadline - usually 2 months before the rota starts. New rota slots will then be allocated.

If this is your first CRM12 application, it must be supported by a Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme certificate from the Law Society.

Duty solicitors rotas - 1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015

The CRM 12 application deadline for these rotas is Friday 1 May 2015

This deadline is for rotas starting on 1 July 2015 and all applications must be sent using the email address below.

Please note: This CRM12 application deadline is 2 weeks earlier than for previous rotas. Late applications will not be accepted.

Changes in circumstances

Email dutysolqueries@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk before 1 May 2015 if a duty solicitor gives formal notice of leaving or leaves your employ or if any of your duty solicitors are under investigation for, or have been charged with, a criminal offence.

LAA publishes provisional members lists on 8 May2015 on the duty solicitor web page with a deadline for feedback by Thursday 14 May 2015.

Email feedback allowing time for us to investigate the issues raised and make any necessary changes in time for publication.

Postcode tool

Search the duty solicitor postcode tool (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 2.42MB) to see for which schemes your firm is eligible, based on postcode or borough.

Contact

Email all feedback, applications, membership list removals and comments to: duty solicitor queries

Phone (Nottingham): 0115 852 6016

To update your firm’s information, email us before 1 May 2015.

Civil duty solicitor guidance