Information for the public About us

Criminal


Scottish Government legislation introduces changes to financial eligibility and financial contributions in criminal legal aid

On 5 March 2013, the Scottish Civil Justice Council and Criminal Legal Assistance (Scotland) Act 2013 received Royal Assent. The legislation includes changes to financial eligiblity in criminal legal assistance and financial contributions in criminal legal aid. You can find out more about Act on the Bill pages of the Scottish Parliament's website.
 

 
Client contributions in criminal legal aid
 
Part II of the Act introduces financial contributions in criminal legal aid. Contributions currently already exist for advice and assistance, ABWOR and civil legal aid. The Part II measures are expected to be implemented in 2015. More information is available on the criminal contributions page

Contracting in criminal legal assistance

The Scottish Government has asked SLAB to develop proposals for contracting with criminal legal aid suppliers. SLAB is currently engaged in identifying a range of options that might meet the Government’s policy objectives. More information is available on the contracting page.


Legal Aid Online

Legal services providers please click here to log in to Legal Aid Online  loginBtn

Quick links

Providers News

24, Apr, 2015

Recruiting: Chief Executive of SLAB

Read article

22, Apr, 2015

Lindsay Montgomery to retire as SLAB’s Chief Executive

Read article

13, Apr, 2015

Police station duty scheme update

Read article

07, Apr, 2015

Updated 2015 Keycards and online calculators

Read article

27, Mar, 2015

Children’s Duty Scheme - Easter Holidays & 4th May Arrangements

Read article

27, Mar, 2015

Scottish Legal Aid Board joins Earth Hour 2015

Read article

17, Mar, 2015

Easter opening hours and payments schedule

Read article

16, Mar, 2015

Police station duty scheme update

Read article

18, Feb, 2015

Launch of new child poverty prevention project in West Lothian

Read article

18, Feb, 2015

Cabinet minister visits debt advice project

Read article

16, Feb, 2015

Introduction of telephone call routing system

Read article

11, Feb, 2015

Police station duty scheme update

Read article

09, Feb, 2015

SLAB's response to Law Society of Scotland's Discussion paper on legal assistance in Scotland

Read article

05, Feb, 2015

Legal Aid Online planned maintenance - Sunday 8 February

Read article

02, Feb, 2015

SLAB move to Thistle House

Read article

19, Jan, 2015

Launch of first good practice principles for funders of advice

Read article

15, Jan, 2015

Advice projects help 18,000 people cope with challenges of benefit changes

Read article

31, Oct, 2014

Annual Report 2013-2014

Read article

19, Oct, 2014

New projects to help families tackle money worries

Read article

13, Oct, 2014

Police station duty scheme update

Read article