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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

CDS12 Crime Duty Solicitor Rota submission dates November 2010

We are starting to take calls on a regular basis from firms not knowing what the current position is in relation to the duty solicitor rotas.

We have spoken to the Legal Services Commission today who have confirmed:

1. The next deadline for CDS12 submission is 8th November at 5pm. The LSC want CDS12s emailing through to them at
2. The LSC are apparently considering breaking the contract halfway, but in the meantime no firms are allowed to make applications for new geographic areas.

We are not entirely sure how true this will be, as the LSC seem very good at changing the goalposts every few minutes, but in terms of recruitment plans we thought this may assist.

It does mean as far as we can see that no firms will gain new slots outside their own geographic areas by setting up offices or taking on staff in other locations. The benefit in recruiting duty solicitors appears to be that the slots on each rota are awarded according to the number of duty solicitors a firm has at the time the rota is drawn up.

If you are considering recruiting before the next CDS 12 deadline it is probably worth registering the vacancy with us now if you have not been in touch with us already. We have over 300 duty solicitors registered, on a passive and active basis. We can also offer you the Ten-Percent Unlimited Service to cover your recruitment over the next 12 months for a one-off fee.

To register a vacancy simply reply to this email with a quick description - salary or percentage, full/part time, level of experience, whether you will consider taking a non-duty police station accredited solicitor and whether you have a cap on duty solicitor salaries - eg £38k. You can also visit our website at and fill out our online form or search our candidate database.

If you would like any further information regarding our services or would like to register a vacancy with us please get in touch. - Specialist crime recruitment website from Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment

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