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 1 October 2015 to 10 January 2016:

Rotas A to D (PDF, 9.34MB, 346 pages)

Rotas E to M (PDF, 8.44MB, 294 pages)

Rotas N to S (PDF, 7.36MB, 273 pages)

Rotas T to Z (PDF, 4.55MB, 133 pages)

Virtual courts rotas (PDF, 1.55MB, 53 pages)

Below are the rotas for use between 1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015:

Rotas A to D (PDF, 9.01MB, 336 pages)

Rotas E to M (PDF, 8.43MB, 294 pages)

Rotas N to S (PDF, 6.92MB, 244 pages)

Rotas T to Z (PDF, 5.26MB, 122 pages)

Virtual courts rotas (PDF, 1.41MB, 40 pages)

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

Duty solicitors list - October 2015 (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 2.33MB)

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 Wednesday 12 August 2015 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.

Changes in circumstances

Email 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.

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.


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