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Criminal legal assistance helps people who have been charged with a criminal offence to get legal advice and representation. 


In most cases, you will have to apply for criminal legal assistance through your solicitor. In some cases, though, it may automatically be available immediately without having to apply. This may be through the duty solicitor.

What follows on these pages is only a guide and does not cover every circumstance:


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Legal Aid News

18, Jan, 2017

LSA event - ‘Children’s Hearings and Getting it Right for Every Child’

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07, Dec, 2016

Management of confidential correspondence from solicitor to prisoners

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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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07, Oct, 2016

Funding for advice projects extended into 2017

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19, Sep, 2016

LAOL downtime - Monday 26 September

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