The Scottish Legal Aid Board
91 Haymarket Terrace
Map and directions
- Our standard opening times are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
- Our switchboard is open from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Please note: Our flexible working arrangements allow for a broad bandwidth of working hours. However, the times listed above are when our service can be guaranteed and expected.
Legal aid information line - 0845 122 8686 (open 7am to 11pm but services available vary depending on time - see below for details).
You can call our legal aid information line to find out:
- more about legal aid and if you may qualify (available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm)
- where to find a legal aid solicitor (available Monday to Sunday between 7am and 11pm)
- or how to order our leaflets (available Monday to Sunday 24 hours)
Please note that we do not provide legal advice but can refer you to a solicitor. For other legal matters, call us on 0131 226 7061 (open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm).
Your call may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.
Financial Assessment Unit - 0845 123 2330 (open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm).
If you have specific questions about any legal aid forms that you need to complete and financial eligibility for legal aid, you can also call our Financial Assessment Unit.
Contact details for use by the legal profession
We have two separate addresses depending on the type of mail you are sending:
DX DX555251, Edinburgh 30
Legal Post LP1 Edinburgh 7
Post PO Box No 17463, Edinburgh EH12 1LR
For any other mail, use our general mail addresses:
DX DX555250, Edinburgh 30
Legal Post LP2 Edinburgh 7
Post Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5HE
Media queries: Journalists please call 0131 240 1887. This number is only for media enquiries.
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20, Mar, 2017
LAOL downtime - Saturday 25 March
13, Mar, 2017
Research to review and improve legal assistance handbooks
07, Mar, 2017
Legal aid applicant sentenced for fraud
07, Mar, 2017
SLAB to take part in Earth Hour 2017
22, Feb, 2017
Serious concerns raised over methodology, analysis and underlying data in Law Society’s financial health report
06, Feb, 2017
Consultation launched on a revised Code of Practice for Criminal Legal Assistance
01, Feb, 2017
SLAB welcomes independent strategic review of legal aid
01, Feb, 2017
Change to CLAO email addresses
25, Jan, 2017
Invitation for criminal legal aid solicitors to give feedback on satisfaction with SLAB services
30, Nov, 2016
SLAB annual report 2015-2016 published
17, Nov, 2016
Civil legal aid solicitors invited to give feedback on satisfaction with SLAB services
15, Nov, 2016
Performance Auditor for SNSIAP appointed
19, Sep, 2016
LAOL downtime - Monday 26 September
04, Feb, 2016
Fourth monitoring report on the availability and accessibility of legal services published