Crime news duty rotas under 2022 crime contract and verification

We are contacting providers to request duty solicitor details are returned to us so we can start building rotas starting on 1 October 2022.

Duty solicitor CRM12 forms

All providers who engaged with the verification process will receive a CRM12 form to complete together with confirmation of whether they have finished verification.

Deadline change to 31 May

All forms need to be completed with duty solicitor details and returned by 11.59pm on 31 May 2022. This is a change from the deadline given in the ‘Information for Applicants’ document.


The majority of providers hearing from us will be told that they have completed verification. If you are told that you have not completed verification, then we will continue to work with you.

The aim will be to help you to complete verification for the earliest rota possible. Most providers in this position should still be able to join the October rota.

Details of the outstanding requirements will be sent shortly to relevant providers after all forms are sent out through the message boards.

Verification deadline

A small number of providers, who did not provide any verification information by the deadline, will be contacted. We will explain that they will be unable to join the October rota but that we will work with them if they still wish to participate in the process. The aim will be to help them join the next rota starting in January 2023.

Timing of message board requests

If you have not received a message by close of play on 20 May 2022 you should contact us through the tender message board.

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