We are concerned about the effect of what is often referred to as the 14 hours-per-week rule for duty solicitors.  Anecdotally we hear members have problems with its implementation and the definition of what counts towards it (or lack of).

The LCCSA were not formally consulted on this term in the contract but from the outset we consistently made clear our view that this was unnecessary and a disproportionate measure to remove ‘ghosts’ from the rota.  We are willing to speak out on behalf of those practicing in London who are unfairly affected by it in order to seek an acceptable compromise with the LAA.

To do this we need evidence from the you.  Please take the time to complete this short survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GCFL8WS

ALL ANSWERS ARE OF COURSE TREATED IN ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE

Although some of the questions ask about problems that have arisen please also provide feedback if you are anticipating problems as well.

Please ask as many of your colleagues to do so as well and mention it to those at court or through social media.

Mark Troman

Hon. Secretary

LCCSA

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