National Fraud Initiative / Legal aid fraud

Completing the suspected legal aid fraud form

If you suspect someone is receiving legal aid fraudulently, please complete as much of this form as you can. Do not worry if you don’t know the answers to some of the questions. All the information you provide will be strictly in confidence and although you do not have to give us your name or contact details you can if you wish.

Please only use this form to tell us about a legal aid applicant’s financial circumstances. If you have information about the legal merits of the court case or want tell us something about a legal aid solicitor then please do not use this form.

If you would prefer to report suspected legal aid fraud by telephone then please call 0131 226 7061 and ask to be put through to applicant investigations. Someone will be available to speak to you Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

You can also write to us at: Applicant Investigations, SLAB, Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HE.

NOTE: Please read our website information about eligibility for criminal or civil legal assistance before filling in the form.