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Civil Legal Aid - Information for applicants


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 ?

 


20, Mar, 2017

LAOL downtime - Saturday 25 March

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13, Mar, 2017

Research to review and improve legal assistance handbooks

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07, Mar, 2017

Legal aid applicant sentenced for fraud

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07, Mar, 2017

SLAB to take part in Earth Hour 2017

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22, Feb, 2017

Serious concerns raised over methodology, analysis and underlying data in Law Society’s financial health report

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06, Feb, 2017

Consultation launched on a revised Code of Practice for Criminal Legal Assistance

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01, Feb, 2017

SLAB welcomes independent strategic review of legal aid

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01, Feb, 2017

Change to CLAO email addresses

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25, Jan, 2017

Invitation for criminal legal aid solicitors to give feedback on satisfaction with SLAB services

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30, Nov, 2016

SLAB annual report 2015-2016 published

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17, Nov, 2016

Civil legal aid solicitors invited to give feedback on satisfaction with SLAB services

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15, Nov, 2016

Performance Auditor for SNSIAP appointed

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19, Sep, 2016

LAOL downtime - Monday 26 September

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04, Feb, 2016

Fourth monitoring report on the availability and accessibility of legal services published

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