Guidance

Duty solicitors: rotas, information and guidance

Duty solicitors rotas, lists, standard crime contract 2017 and contact details.

Duty solicitor rotas: 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019

Please find below the 1st October 2018 to 31st March 2019 duty solicitor rotas. Please be aware that some rotas may require amendments.

If you have any queries about the rotas please email these to dutysolqueries@justice.gov.uk and allow us time to investigate the issues. Queries should be sent by email only. Please be patient as we are unlikely to be able to respond immediately.

Rotas A to B (PDF, 10.4MB, 335 pages)

Rotas C to D (PDF, 9.81MB, 321 pages)

Rotas E to M (PDF, 12.6MB, 509 pages)

Rotas N to S (PDF, 11.3MB, 403 pages)

Rotas T to Z (PDF, 6.37MB, 233 pages)

Duty solicitor members lists: 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019

The members lists will generally only show rota schemes. Courts will only be listed separately where a choice had to be made from alternative options or if there are restrictions on eligibility due to postcode. All other courts are included on the normal rota schemes.

Organisations should check that all duty solicitors are listed correctly. Organisations may contact crm12@justice.gov.uk regarding any inaccuracies with the members lists. We are unable to accept any new requests for changes to the October rotas, and we cannot accept requests from individual duty solicitors. We ask that queries are sent by email only, so that we can keep a record of any issues and amend and respond accordingly to those who raise them. The deadline for us to receive feedback relating to the members lists is Thursday 2 August 2018.

Organisations are reminded of their obligation to ensure that their contact details are accurate and kept up to date via the Duty Solicitor Contact Centre website in accordance with paragraph 9.22 of the 2017 Standard Crime Contract Specification.

We expect to start sending out the new rotas from early September onwards.

Members list (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 1.17MB)

Changes in circumstances

Email dutysolqueries@justice.gov.uk if a duty solicitor gives formal notice of leaving or leaves your employment.

Updated duty solicitor rotas: 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018

The rotas and members list shown below are accurate as of the 15 June 2018. Only rotas which have been subject to amendments have been uploaded.

Rotas A to D (PDF, 9MB, 269 pages)

Rotas E to M (PDF, 4.45MB, 164 pages)

Rotas N to S (PDF, 4.25MB, 146 pages)

Rotas T to Z (PDF, 3.89MB, 113 pages)

Updated duty solicitor rotas: 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018

The rotas and members list shown below are accurate as of the 15 May 2018. Only rotas which have been subject to amendments have been uploaded.

Rotas A to D (PDF, 7.71MB, 268 pages)

Rotas E to M (PDF, 3.6MB, 162 pages)

Rotas N to S (PDF, 6.01MB, 186 pages)

Rotas T to Z (PDF, 2.46MB, 63 pages)

Updated duty solicitor rotas: 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018

The rotas and members list shown below are accurate as of the 16 April 2018. Only rotas which have been subject to amendments have been uploaded.

Rotas A to D (PDF, 14.5MB, 444 pages)

Rotas E to M (PDF, 11.4MB, 414 pages)

Rotas N to S (PDF, 9.61MB, 317 pages)

Rotas T to Z (PDF, 5.55MB, 158 pages)

Duty solicitor rotas: 1 April to 30 September 2018

Please find below the 1 April to 30 September duty solicitor rotas. Please be aware that some rotas may require amendments at a later date as a result of estate changes.

If you have any queries about the rotas please email these to dutysolqueries@justice.gov.uk and allow us time to investigate the issues. Queries should be sent by email only. Please be patient as we are unlikely to be able to respond immediately.

Rotas A to D (PDF, 16.3MB, 620 pages)

Rotas E to M (PDF, 12.6MB, 502 pages)

Rotas N to S (PDF, 11.9MB, 423 pages)

Rotas T to Z (PDF, 5.85MB, 226 pages)

Duty solicitor members lists: 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018

The members lists will generally only show rota schemes. Courts will only be listed separately where a choice had to be made from alternative options or if there are restrictions on eligibility due to postcode. All other courts are included on the normal rota schemes.

Organisations should check that all duty solicitors are listed correctly. Organisations may contact crm12@justice.gov.uk regarding any inaccuracies with the members lists. We are unable to accept any new requests for changes to the April rotas, and we cannot accept requests from individual duty solicitors. We ask that queries are sent by email only, so that we can keep a record of any issues and amend and respond accordingly to those who raise them. The deadline for us to receive feedback relating to the members lists is Thursday 25 January 2018.

Organisations are reminded of their obligation to ensure that their contact details are accurate and kept up to date via the Duty Solicitor Contact Centre website in accordance with paragraph 9.22 of the 2017 Standard Crime Contract Specification.

Members list (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 1.21MB)

2017 standard crime contract

The 2017 Standard Crime Contract is available on GOV.UK.

Application information

The CRM12 deadline for the October 2018 duty solicitor rotas has now been extended to 23 July 2018 - the same date as the changes that are being made to the 2017 Standard Crime Contract and associated guidance.

2017 Standard Crime Contract

Duty solicitor rotas: 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019

The CRM12 application deadline for these rotas is 23:59 Monday 23 July 2018.

Please send a CRM12 application by email no later than 23:59 on Monday 23 July 2018 to crm12@justice.gov.uk

We will not accept late applications.

Please go to CRM12: duty solicitor application when moving firm – to download a CRM12 in excel format. Please send completed applications to the above email address in excel format.

We need to receive CRM12 applications from organisations who wish to make amendments to their membership for the October rotas.

You will need to complete and send us a CRM 12 application for new duty solicitors or duty solicitors who will be engaged by your firm by the start date of the new rotas or where applicable - duty solicitors who have moved office/scheme within your firm by the start date of the new rotas. The CRM12 form can also include details of any duty solicitors who are to be removed from the membership for your firm. We can also be informed of removals by email.

On the CRM12 form please make sure that the correct date is supplied for when the duty solicitor joins the new office/schemes where indicated under the column heading ‘Date duty solicitor joined or is to join this office/scheme/s’. The DSCC will use this date to move a duty solicitor from the old to the new firm and/or old office to new office within the same firm. LAA and DSCC will not be held responsible if duty calls are missed or sent to the wrong place due to an incorrect date being entered on the form.

If this is a first CRM 12 Application, it must be supported by a Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme Certificate which has been issued by The Law Society.

Please email us at crm12@justice.gov.uk before Monday 23 July 2018 if a duty solicitor gives notice of leaving or ceases to be actively engaged by your organisation, or if any of your duty solicitors are under investigation for, or have been charged with a criminal offence. Duty solicitors are not eligible to be on the new rotas if they are not actively engaged by your organisation on the start date of the new rotas.

We expect to publish new member’s lists (not rotas) on our website by Friday 27 July 2018 to allow firms to check that their Duty Solicitors are recorded correctly. We ask that feedback is provided by email only, so that we can keep a record of any issues and amend and respond accordingly to those who raise them. We expect the deadline for us to receive feedback relating to the members lists will be Thursday 2 August 2018.

Postcode tool

Search the duty solicitor postcode tool to see which schemes your firm is eligible for, based on postcode or borough.

2017 postcode tool

Civil duty solicitor guidance

Published 1 June 2014
Last updated 4 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Published duty solicitor rotas for 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019.
  2. Published the members list for the October 2018 rotas.
  3. Application information updated as the CRM12 deadline for the October 2018 duty solicitor rotas has now been extended to 23 July 2018 - the same date as the changes that are being made to the 2017 Standard Crime Contract and associated guidance.
  4. Updated duty solicitor rotas for 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018 published.
  5. Updated duty solicitor rotas for 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018 published.
  6. Application information updated for rotas: 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019.
  7. Updated duty solicitor rotas for 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018 published.
  8. Updated duty solicitor rotas: 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 published.
  9. Duty solicitor rotas for 1 April to 30 September 2018 published.
  10. Updated duty solicitor rotas: 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 published.
  11. Members list for 1 April 2018 published.
  12. Updated Duty Solicitor Rotas: 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 published.
  13. Duty solicitor rotas 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 published.
  14. Application information updated.
  15. Updated duty rotas published.
  16. Duty solicitor members lists 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 published.
  17. Updated Duty Solicitor Rotas 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017 published.
  18. Updated rotas and application information for duty solicitor rotas:1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 published.
  19. Updated Duty Solicitor Rotas 1 July 2017 – 31 December 2017 published.
  20. Updated duty solicitor rotas 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017 and members list published.
  21. Revised members list and duty solicitor rotas for 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017 published.
  22. Duty solicitor members lists from 1 July to 31 December 2017 published
  23. Duty solicitor rotas 1 April 2017 to 30 June 2017 published and members list updated.
  24. Duty solicitor members list published.
  25. Duty solicitor rotas for October 1 2016 to 31 March 2017 published.
  26. Duty Solicitor Members Lists for the rotas commencing 1st October 2017 added to page.
  27. Update on CRM12 deadline.
  28. Duty solicitor rotas for 1 April 2016 to 30 September 2016 published.
  29. Updated duty solicitor members lists added to page.
  30. Duty solicitor member list published.
  31. Notice about deadline for duty solicitor changes
  32. New duty solicitors rotas added
  33. Duty solicitor rotas for use between 1 October 2015 to 10 January 2016 published.
  34. Updated to include October 2015 Duty Solicitor rotas
  35. Duty solicitor rotas for 1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015 published.
  36. Duty solicitor members list for July 2015 published.
  37. Updated information about duty solicitor rotas.
  38. New rotas added
  39. Duty solicitors list - January 2015 published.
  40. First published.