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Civil Legal Assistance Offices (CLAO)


We run four Civil Legal Assistance Offices (CLAO). These operate in a similar way to private solicitors' firms but the solicitors are employed by SLAB.  

Each of the offices works in partnership with other local solicitors and agencies in the area. Each of the CLAO offices offers a different mix of casework in response to local conditions and other advice and legal providers in their geographical area.  It also acts as a referral office for local legal and advice providers. 

If you are eligible, they can advise and represent you and apply for legal aid on your behalf, just like a solicitor in a private firm or in a law centre. They do not deal with criminal cases.


You can find out more at the Civil Legal Assistance Office website.

 

Civil Legal Assistance Office - Highland and Islands

The solicitors work from an office based in Inverness, but serve the areas of Highland, Moray, Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland.  They help people who live in the Highlands and Islands who are eligible for civil legal assistance on a range of cases .

You can contact us directly using the contact details below or your local Citizens Advice Bureau will be able to refer you to us.   
 
Contact details
Telephone: 01463 641770
Email: inverness@clao.org.uk  
Address: 2nd Floor, 16 Union Street, Inverness, IV1 1PL

 

Civil Legal Assistance Office - Aberdeen

The solicitors work from an office based in Aberdeen. They help people who live in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire who are eligible for civil legal assistance and who are seeking legal help for certain types of civil cases, with a particular focus on housing, debt, employment and related matters.   

Contact details
Telephone: 01224 402330
Email: aberdeen@clao.org.uk
Address: 353 Union Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6BT
 

 

Civil Legal Assistance - Argyll and Bute

You can contact CLAO Argyll & Bute for help with any civil legal issues related to: family and child law, mental health, preventing eviction, preventing repossession due to mortgage arrears, landlord & tenant problems and employment.

Contact details
Telephone: 01463 641770
Email:
oban@clao.org.uk  
Address: Argyll and Bute Council Offices, Municipal Building, Albany Street, Oban, PA34 4AW 

 

Civil Legal Assistance Office – Edinburgh

The solicitors work from an office based in Edinburgh, but serve the areas of Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian and Midlothian. They help people who live in Edinburgh and the Lothians who are eligible for civil legal assistance and who need legal help for certain types of civil cases, with a particular focus with a particular focus on mortgage repossession, eviction, debt, employment and related matters.

Contact details
Telephone: 0131 240 1960
Email:
edinburgh@clao.org.uk

Address: 4th Floor, Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HE

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