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Criminal Duty plans
2 October 2020
All criminal duty plans have now been issued for the period October 2020 – March 2021.
These have been issued via email direct to the firms participating.
If you are registered on the plans and have not yet received your copy please contact:
Tracy Brown, Duty plans officer E: BrownTr@slab.org.uk
New Advice and Assistance out of hours helpline number
22 June 2022
We have changed the number to ring for the out of hours Advice and Assistance. Please note that from 31 July, the mobile phone number will be withdrawn.
Platinum Jubilee closures and availability of new holiday court fees
31 May 2022
Our offices are closed Friday 3 June for Platinum Jubilee. Court holidays at the end of this week also mean custody courts due to be held Saturday 4 June 2022.
New additional fee available at Easter holiday courts
12 April 2022
Easter custody courts held on Saturday 16 April eligible for new holiday court fee for solicitors representing accused person appearing from custody
Research shows Covid had little impact on either access to criminal legal aid or client satisfaction
6 April 2022
Findings from research with criminal legal aid clients carried out with the Public Defence Solicitors’ Office and private practice criminal legal aid clients