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Does the Board run legal advice services where I can get help?
Do you need help with welfare benefits, housing eviction, repossession, debt or small claims?
You can get help, advice and representation from a solicitor or adviser in one of the advice projects we fund.
Find out more about these services below.
Advice from a solicitor
Do you have a civil legal problem? You can get help, advice and representation from a solicitor in one of our Civil Legal Assistance Offices if you live in one of the areas where we have offices: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness or Argyll & Bute.
Find out more on the Civil Legal Assistance Offices page.
The Scottish Legal Aid Board funds projects around Scotland to help people who are facing legal problems. The current projects can help with one or more of the following types of problem.
- assistance and representation focused on resolving welfare benefits problems
- assistance and representation focused on the resolution of a mortgage repossession or tenancy repossession action
- assistance for serious debt problems
- information, one-off advice and signposting about civil court processes
- assistance and casework assistance with small claims cases to help you to solve problems before they get to court or early in the court process
How to find a project near you
If you are in need of help, you can find further details by selecting the first letter of your local authority’s name from the alphabet below. You will find information about the projects we fund in the area, their contact details and the type of help they are able to provide.
NOTE: Projects are being funded from 1 October and not all will be up and running immediately. Where no contact details are provided it means the project is yet to start.
We hope all projects will start within a few weeks – so please check back or call the lead organisation for a project start date.
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