Advice and Assistance for early resolution of cases

The Advice and Assistance (Summary Criminal Proceedings)(Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 are effective from 4 November 2022.

Please see this update for details on the benefits, changes and background.

How to apply for Advice and Assistance for these early resolution cases

Some changes will be made to the Legal Aid Online (LAOL) systems for these cases in due course.

In the meantime, you can use the current online system for submitting Advice and Assistance applications for cases which have been resolved before the commencement of proceedings (A&A).

Please see our Legal Aid Online e-learning section for guidance on making the application on Legal Aid Online.

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