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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 


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19, Sep, 2018

Research estimates around 70 trainees in firms providing criminal training

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18, Sep, 2018

Report on victims of trafficking event

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06, Sep, 2018

Non-solicitor vacancy on Civil Legal Aid Quality Assurance Committee

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04, Sep, 2018

Secondment opportunity for criminal solicitor with Scottish Government

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04, Sep, 2018

Youngsters wanted to help shape the Children’s Hearing System in Scotland

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