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:
- You can print out the application form and post it back to us
- You can complete this digital application form and email it to us at Childrensregister@slab.org.uk. Please use your Law Society smartcard to sign the form and attach a PDF copy of each solicitor’s practicing certificate to your email. These can be obtained from the member’s area of the Law Society’s website.
- If you would like to include more than six solicitors in your application please include them on this additional form.
Download the Children's Legal Assistance Code of Practice.
Please email email@example.com 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