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Civil Legal Assistance Offices
We run four Civil Legal Assistance Offices. These operate in a similar way to private solicitors' firms but the solicitors are employed by the Board.
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. As well as being able to give advice and represent you, one of the services provided by the offices is that if a person in the area cannot find a solicitor in a private solicitors' firm to act for you, the office can help you find one. Or if it is not possible to find one, they may be able to take on the case.
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 .
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.
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: 01546 604106
Address: Argyll and Bute Council Offices, Kilmory, Lochgilphead, PA31 8RT
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: 2nd Floor, 8 Picardy Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JT
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