Civil legal aid: fees payable for undefended actions which become defended or vice-versa

Undefended proceedings are chargeable as block fees only [Schedule 6 of the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Regulations 1989].

You cannot mix undefended and defended block fees in the same account. Where an undefended action becomes defended at any point, you must charge the whole account on the block defended table of fees. The block defended fees have been set at a level which subsumes any element of work you undertook when the action was undefended.

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Block fees: sheriff court proceedings (no action raised or undefended)

Sheriff court block fees where no action raised: payment in formal and informal settlement scenarios

Discover more about cases of charging block fees where no action is raised.

Block fees: sheriff court proceedings (no action raised or undefended)

Civil legal aid fees: fees payable for undefended actions in the sheriff court except those actions of divorce or separation and aliment

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Block fees: sheriff court proceedings (no action raised or undefended)

Civil legal aid fees: fees payable for undefended actions in the sheriff court for actions of divorce or separation and aliment

Find out which fees are payable for undefended actions in the sheriff court in actions of divorce, separation and aliment.