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. The CLAO acts as a referral office for local service providers or, where no other solicitor or agency can be found, they may be able to take the case.
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 wide 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.
Telephone: 01463 641770
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.
Telephone: 01224 402330
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 issue but the areas of work that we concentrate on are: family and child law, mental health, preventing eviction, preventing repossession due to mortgage arrears, landlord & tenant problems and employment.
Telephone: 01463 641770
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.
Telephone: 0131 240 1960
Address: 4th Floor, Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HE