Legal services and advice providers
Resources for solicitors and other advice providers to help them effectively provide legal assistance
Out of Hours Solicitors' Urgent Increase Helpline
For solicitors' use only to make all urgent increase requests.
Mon-Fri 17.00 - 22.00
Sat-Sun 10.00 - 22.00
Voicemail messages can be left outwith these hours.
We publish a Code of Practice in relation to Criminal Legal Assistance and Code of Practice in relation to Children’s Legal Assistance.
Guidance on interpreting and translation fees, and the Register of interpreters can be viewed here.
The Civil Legal Assistance, the Criminal Legal Assistance and the Children's Legal Assistance Registers can be viewed here.
You can find out information about how Legal Aid online works, how to get started and get technical help, access E-learning and guidance, information about Legal Aid Online Roadshows and the Legal Aid Online E-newsletter to Firm Administrators.
Access the Legal Aid Handbooks which contain all the legal aid legislation and our policies and guidance.
Read all the mailshots issued to solicitors about developments in legal aid.
You can access the legal aid forms for any remaining paper processes and the Legal Aid Online mandates and data capture forms.
Full information and documentation for solicitors wishing to register for Criminal, Civil and Children’s legal assistance.
We operate both the court duty solicitor scheme and the Children's Hearings duty scheme in Scotland. You can view all the duty plans across the country here.
Find out more about the upcoming reforms to legal aid or projects we are working on.
This section provides an overview for advice professionals of the targeted projects we fund to assist people who have civil problems.
We are required by law to protect the public funds we administer. We may share information provided to us with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud.
Details of the procedure SLAB will follow in determining whether to exclude a solicitor or advocate under Section 31 of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986.
Exclusion decisions are also listed.