You cannot give advice and assistance on a matter that does not involve the application of Scots law. For example it would not cover:
Equally, it has to be Scots law and you cannot give advice on a matter relating to:
Limited availability of advice and assistance for English or foreign law matters
You cannot competently grant advice and assistance on a matter of foreign law (including English or Northern Irish law). You may, however, give a diagnostic interview to advise on the application of Scots law to a particular situation. That advice would extend to putting your client in touch with a solicitor in the foreign jurisdiction. We would be unlikely to agree to a grant of standard advice and assistance to do this.
Availability of advice and assistance for UK law matters
You can give advice and assistance on the Scots law aspects of matters of UK law, such as immigration, employment or social security. However, you can do so only where any remedy lies within the jurisdiction of the Scottish legal system (for example, where an appeal lies from a tribunal to the Court of Session).