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 2014 rotas.

Duty solicitors list - July 2014 (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 2.95MB)

Duty solicitors list - January 2015 (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 4.19MB)

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 Thursday 27 November 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

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.

You only need fill in a CRM12 form for recently-qualified duty solicitors or those who have just joined your firm.

Deadline: 14 November 2014

This deadline is for rotas starting on 14 January 2015 and all applications must be sent using the email address below.

Changes in circumstances

Please email dutysolqueries@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk before 14 November 2014 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 21 November 2014 on the Duty Solicitor web page with a deadline for feedback by 27 November 2014.

Email feedback allowing time 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 6000

To update your firm’s information, email us before 14 November 2014.

Civil duty solicitor guidance