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The BSL videos below explain civil legal aid and advice and assistance. The corresponding leaflet can be found here.


1. What is civil legal assistance ?


2. How do I find a solicitor who is registered to give me civil legal assistance? If I do not qualify for advice and assistance or civil legal aid, how can I get free advice?


3. Civil advice and assistance

 

4. What will legal aid cover?; How do I qualify for legal aid?; What forms do I have to fill in about financial eligibility?; What if I need work to be done urgently?

 

5. Will the opponents in my case know I have applied for legal aid?; What happens if I am refused legal aid? If I am refused legal aid can I apply again?

 

6. Is civil legal assistance free? What happens if I lose the case?

 

7. What are contributions? What if I have difficulty paying?

 

8. What is property won or kept? What is "clawback"?

 

9. What are my responsibilities?

 

10. Can SLAB withdraw legal aid ? Can I change solicitor ? What if my solicitor suggests working privately for me or charging me while I have legal aid?

 

11. What can I expect from the Scottish Legal Aid Board ? What can I expect from my solicitor ?

 


12, Oct, 2017

Changes to SLAB’s approach to monitoring of legal services

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11, Oct, 2017

Evaluations of grant funding advice programmes published

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29, Sep, 2017

Code of Practice for Criminal Legal Assistance

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28, Sep, 2017

SLAB Corporate Plan 2017-20

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25, Sep, 2017

Non lawyer members required for Criminal Quality Assurance Committee

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