27 September 2012

Your duty solicitors must be employed by you as a contracted provider.  They cannot have a 'contract for services'.

What do we mean by 'employed'

Employed is clarified in guidance and means a contract of employment for at least two full days a week. 

This includes partners and sole principals and excludes consultancy agreements.

More information

We specify what is employed on page 1 of the following guidance:

http://www.legalservices.gov.uk/docs/criminal_contracting/2010_Standard_Crime_Contract_Guidance_version2.pdf

Section 6 of the 2010 Standard Crime Contract also makes various references to duty solicitors having to be 'employed' by the organisation.

 

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