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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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23, May, 2018

Glasgow City Council v SLAB judicial review case

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03, May, 2018

RECRUITING: Moderation Committee Subject Specialist Members for SNSIAP

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13, Apr, 2018

Fife advice agency awarded Scottish National Standards for Information and Advice Providers accreditation

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09, Mar, 2018

Four new Board members appointed and two reappointed

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08, Mar, 2018

Easter, May Day and Spring Bank holiday office opening and payment dates

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