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Apply for Children’s Duty Scheme 2017-2018 – deadline 19 May 2017
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
Firms wishing to take part in the Children’s Duty Plan to run from Monday 26 June 2017 to Sunday 24 June 2018 are invited to apply now.
You need to submit a duty application form by Friday 19 May 2017. Please note that you need to do this even if you are included in the 2016/17 plan as there is no automatic transfer to the new plan for 2017/18.
The current Children’s Legal Assistance Duty Plan expires on 25 June 2017.
The application form must be completed by the Compliance Manager for the firm wishing to apply for inclusion. One form must be completed per branch. You can submit an application form by post or complete a digital version and email it to us along with a copy of each solicitor’s practicing certificate, which can be obtained from the members area of the Law Society’s website.
All solicitors named in the application form require to be PVG registered and to have SLAB recorded on their PVG record as a Registered Body. Guidance on PVG registration can be found in our previous update from 2014.
- 19 May 2017 – deadline for submission of Children’s Duty Scheme applications
- 26 June 2017 – commencement of 2017-2018 plan
For more information please contact:
Margaret Russell, Deputy Team Leader, Children’s Legal Assistance on 0131 240 2690.
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