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Our work


SLAB exists to administer the legal aid system which enables people to gain access to justice in a way which delivers value for money. The work we do results in direct savings of over £40m a year. We deal with over 430,000 different types of applications for legal assistance each year. This includes applications for advice and assistance, civil and criminal legal aid, sanction requests and applications to review our decisions to refuse legal aid. We also make around 280,000 payments to solicitors and counsel.


Our work includes:

 

Administration of legal aid

Employing solicitors to provide advice and monitoring, planning and co-ordination of advice services 


Quick links

08, Feb, 2018

Non-solicitor vacancies on the Civil Legal Aid Quality Assurance Committee

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30, Jan, 2018

Research with people who have received criminal legal assistance

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12, Jan, 2018

Glasgow City Council v SLAB judicial review case

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10, Jan, 2018

Police station duty fees and anticipated call rates.

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08, Jan, 2018

Police station arrangements from 25 January 2018

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