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General contact details

Postal address

The Scottish Legal Aid Board
Thistle House
91 Haymarket Terrace
EH12 5HE

Map and office accessibility

You can find out how to get to Thistle House and the accessibility features of the building here.

Opening times

Please note: Our flexible working arrangements allow for a broad bandwidth of working hours. However, the times listed above are when our service can be guaranteed and expected.

Switchboard telephone number

British Sign Language

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You can send information (representations) about a case in which you are an opponent by using this online form. You can also post them to Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HE. Please include your name, address and the Legal Aid Reference Number (LARN) of case you are making a representation about (if known). If you need more information, please email


Please see our Complaints and Customer Service page for details of how to tell us your views on the service we provide.

Legal aid information

You can call us to find out more about legal aid and if you may qualify.

The tests you need to meet to qualify for civil legal aid are split between:

Please note:

Financial eligibility – 0131 240 2082 (open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm)

If you have questions about financial eligibility you can contact our Financial Assessment Unit.

They can help with general queries about eligibility and any specific questions about financial forms you need to complete.

Civil Merits Team - 0131 226 7061 (open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm)

If you have questions about the merits tests you can contact the Civil Merits Team.

Other sources of information

There is also information about legal aid at the 'Justice and the law' section of This website also contains information about other bodies who may be able to help you.

Contact details for use by the legal profession

DX DX555250, Edinburgh 30
Post Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HE

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SLAB welcomes new legal aid advisory panel

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