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The Scottish Legal Aid Board
Thistle House
91 Haymarket Terrace
EH12 5HE

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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.

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Please see our Complaints and Customer Service page for details of how to tell us your views on the service we provide.

Legal aid information line - 0845 122 8686 

You can call our legal aid information line messaging service to find out:

Callers are requested to leave their name and contact details and a SLAB staff member will contact them.

Please note that we do not provide legal advice. For other legal matters, call us on 0131 226 7061 (open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm).

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. 

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DX DX555250, Edinburgh 30
Legal Post LP2 Edinburgh 7
Post Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HE

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