Automatic legal aid for an identification parade

Criminal legal aid is automatically available for representation at any identification parade held by or on behalf of the prosecutor. Only you may represent your client at the identification parade [Section 21(4) (b) of The Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986].

We cannot authorise counsel to attend an identification parade.

Your client is entitled to be represented by you or the duty solicitor. If the duty solicitor is unable to attend, they are entitled to arrange for another solicitor to attend in their place.

Any registered solicitor is entitled to act in these circumstances.

The fees for attendance at an identification parade are prescribed in regulation 5 of the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Regulations 1989.

Outlays, such as travelling expenses, may be charged in addition.

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