ABWOR is available for the removal of a disqualification from driving (petition for restoration of driving licence) [Section 42 of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986].
You must request our prior approval to provide ABWOR using legal aid online.
The initial limit of expenditure should be used to take instructions and gather information to demonstrate that it is reasonable to petition the court. Reasons for restoration may include:
We require information on the circumstances surrounding the removal of your client’s driving licence. In considering reasonableness and prospects of success, we need to be addressed as to whether the restoration may pose a danger to the public.
If we are satisfied that it is reasonable to grant ABWOR, we will grant an increase in authorised expenditure up to £650 to cover:
Advice and assistance application procedures
Learn how to an increase in authorised expenditure for ABWOR cases for post-conviction breaches & reviews, multiple deferred sentences and template increases.