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Children's duty plans


Please select the relevant geographic area below to view the Children's duty plans.


To be accepted onto the duty plan, the firm and each named solicitor on the application must first be registered on the Children’s Legal Assistance Register.

Applications both to register and for the duty scheme can be submitted at the same time. Each solicitor must hold a practising certificate with no restriction in relation to legal aid.

The Duty Scheme Eligibility Criteria contains details of the statutory provisions relating to the duty scheme and information on the current payment arrangements for duty scheme solicitors. The guidelines also contain details of the administrative provisions relating to cover and alternate duty solicitors, and outline the services to be provided by duty solicitors.

Firms can apply for the 2019/20 Children's Duty Scheme in one of two ways:

Download the Children's Legal Assistance Code of Practice.

Please email childrensregister@slab.org.uk with any questions.


Duty Plans by geographical area

 

Glasgow and Strathkelvin

Grampian, Highlands and Islands

Lothian and Borders *

* Please note: Livingston is listed under 'Tayside, Central & Fife' for operational reasons

 

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