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Code of Practice

Updating the Code of Practice is one of three strands of work that the Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, Paul Wheelhouse MSP, asked SLAB to carry out as part of a review of the government’s strategy for legal aid.  More information


Police and court duty schemes

Developing options for the organisation and delivery of police station advice, resolving the issue of contributions and the fee structures for police station duty are all part of a review of the government’s strategy for legal aid. More information


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. More information is available on the criminal contributions page

 


Contracting in criminal legal assistance

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


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