Apply for the Children’s Hearings Duty Scheme 2019-2020

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

Firms wishing to take part in the Children’s Duty Plan to run from Monday 24 June 2019 to Sunday 21 June 2020 are invited to apply now.

You need to submit a duty application form by Friday 17 May. Please note that you need to do this even if you are included in the 2018/19 plan as there is no automatic transfer to the new plan for 2019/20.

The current Children’s Legal Assistance Duty Plan expires on Sunday 23 June 2019. 

When applying please ensure that:

  • The application form is completed by the Compliance Manager for the firm wishing to apply for inclusion
  • One form is 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.

Key Dates:

  • Friday 17 May – deadline for submission of Children’s Duty Scheme applications
  • Monday 24 June – commencement of 2019-2020 plan

For more information please contact:
Alison Brand, Team Leader, Children’s Legal Assistance on 0131 240 1958.

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