The ideal duty solicitor will: Contrary to what some members of the popular press would have you believe, not every person detained at a police station is a well known recidivist. For some people, it’s a new and terrifying experience. They may never have been in custody before. They may not be aware they are entitled to free advice from a solicitor, even though they should be informed of this right while in custody. A Duty Solicitor is We are recruiting a qualified solicitor with at least one year’s experience of criminal court work and police duty detention assistance. Often clients tell me that they civil litigation solicitor near me didn’t want to have a Solicitor because they were worried that it may make them look guilty, or that they couldn’t afford a Solicitor to help them.