We will normally allow an increase of £350 to:

  • Consider the sheriffs decision
  • Discuss the terms of any further appeal to the Sheriff Appeal Court or Court of Session
  • Submit the application for children’s legal aid

If your client appeals the decision of the sheriff, legal aid is then available (if they are eligible) to prepare and conduct the appeal before the Sheriff Appeal Court or Court of Session.   We will not grant increases in advice and assistance for preparing the appeal.  You can apply to us for special urgency cover before the application is determined.

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