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.