Following the Lord Chancellor’s abandonment of the two tier crime tender last week, the LAA will be extending existing 2010 crime contracts until March next year while a replacement process is designed. The LAA has written to suppliers confirming that new entrants awarded a 2015 own client contract will be able to provide services under a contingency 2010 contract in the meantime.
The LAA will therefore be drawing up new duty solicitor rotas running from April to September 2016. The deadline for submitting any amendments or notification of new duty solicitors is Friday 12 February. The form and more information can be found here.