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Duty Solicitor Deadline

DEADLINE - Duty solicitor rota: CRM12 deadline for 14 January 2014 Rota

Don't miss this deadline. With Crime firms focused on the 2014 Crime Tender it would be easy for them to miss this critical time limit. It is particularly important if you intend tendering for Duty Provider Work under the proposed new contract. It should also be noted that a Duty Solicitor qualification is often the basis for being a Crime Contract Supervisor. The proposed ratio of Supervisor to Fee Earner has already been trailed by the MOJ.

The deadline to submit your CRM12s for duty solicitor slots is midnight 14 November 2013.
It is also the deadline to submit CRM12 applications to gain slots on the duty solicitor rota.

First time applications must be supported by a Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme certificate.
Do the relevant people have one?

So if your personnel have changed or you are recruiting new Duty Solicitors then you must contact the LAA by the deadline. Full details can be found on this link to the MOJ website.

https://www.justice.gov.uk/legal-aid/newslatest-updates/crime-news/duty-solicitor-rotas-crm12-deadline?dm_i=4P,1WC78,2JGIV,6T1B6,1