Contact us


Postal address

The Scottish Legal Aid Board
44 Drumsheugh Gardens
Edinburgh
EH3 7SW

Map and directions

Opening times

  • 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.

Telephone calls

  • Our main switchboard telephone number is 0131 226 7061 (open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm).
  • Calls by BT Text Direct are welcome.
  • Please note that for training and monitoring purposes your call may be recorded.

Email


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:

Applications mail

DX    DX555251, Edinburgh 30
Legal Post    LP1 Edinburgh 7
Post    PO Box No 12650, Edinburgh EH3 7SW

For any other mail, use our general mail addresses:

DX    DX555250, Edinburgh 30
Legal Post    LP2 Edinburgh 7
Post    44 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 7SW


Media queries: Journalists please call 0131 240 1887. This number is only for media enquiries.

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