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.
We specify what is employed on page 1 of the following guidance:
Section 6 of the 2010 Standard Crime Contract also makes various references to duty solicitors having to be 'employed' by the organisation.