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Access to information

You can read our leaflet on Access to information (in pdf format) to help explain what information you can get from SLAB under data protection and Freedom of Information laws. This leaflet explains:

You can also read our procedures for handling Freedom of Information Requests.


Our Guide to Information tells you what information we publish through the Publication Scheme.


We publish a disclosure log which details some of the requests for information that we have answered.


There is also a separate leaflet that explains your rights under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.


Read our Records Management Policy and Plan.

How to request information that we regularly publish (and is listed in our Publication Scheme)

We aim to provide as many as possible of the items from our Publication Scheme on this website. This should be the first place to access information and our website has a search function that can help you find the information you want.

You can also ask for items from our Publication Scheme by telephone, e-mail, fax or in writing. If you want paper copies of any documents in our scheme, please contact us.

How to contact us:

E-mail... - please only use this e-mail address if your query is about freedom of information.

If you have any other type of query, please e-mail us at

Write to...

FOI Requests
Chief Executive's Office
Scottish Legal Aid Board
Thistle House
91 Haymarket Terrace
EH12 5HE


Please call 0131 240 2060 or 0131 240 2191. 

Personal visit...

You may prefer to visit us in person to ask for or get information from our Publication Scheme. It is helpful if you contact us first to arrange an appointment.

Freedom of Information contact...

If you would like to give us your comments or suggestions, or have a complaint about our Publication Scheme, please contact Graeme Hill, Director of Corporate Services and Accounts (contact details are given below.)

Colin Lancaster, the Board's Chief Executive, has overall responsibility for SLAB's Publication Scheme.

Graeme Hill, Director of Corporate Services and Accounts
Scottish Legal Aid Board
Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace
EH12 5HE
Tel: 0131 240 2078
Fax: 0131 226 7675

Quick links

26, Nov, 2015

Office closed for St Andrew's Day bank holiday - Monday 30 November

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24, Nov, 2015

SLAB signs Corporate Parent pledge

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16, Nov, 2015

St Andrew's Day Bank Holiday and payments schedule

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11, Nov, 2015

Police station duty scheme update

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04, Nov, 2015

SLAB to develop and implement new sustainable accreditation model for advice providers

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30, Oct, 2015

Criminal Courts Practice Note No 3 of 2015 - Sheriff Court Solemn Procedure

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30, Oct, 2015

£7,500 confiscation order against ex-Advocate

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27, Oct, 2015

Conference explores the developing role advice services play in tackling inequalities

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23, Oct, 2015

Success of joint-funding approach sees projects extended into 2016

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02, Oct, 2015

Legal aid review plan published

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20, Aug, 2015

Positive feedback on Solicitor Contact Line

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30, Jun, 2015

New Parliamentary regulations remove restriction on ABWOR in Double Jeopardy cases

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16, Mar, 2015

Police station duty scheme update

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