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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

29, Sep, 2016

Quality Assurance members recruitment for SNSIAP Peer Review scheme

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19, Sep, 2016

LAOL downtime - Monday 26 September

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14, Sep, 2016

SNSIAP Type I accreditation testing for advice providers to begin in November 2016

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07, Sep, 2016

Positive feedback from Solicitor Contact Line clients

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31, Aug, 2016

Peer Reviewer recruitment for SNSIAP Peer Review scheme

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25, Aug, 2016

Survey for deaf and hard of hearing people to understand their experiences of civil legal aid

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23, Aug, 2016

Business Plan for 2016-17 published

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11, Aug, 2016

Subject Specialists recruitment for SNSIAP Moderation Committee

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18, Dec, 2015

SLAB's annual report for 2014-2015 published

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