Status of your client under special urgency: contributions and requirement to provide financial information

If your client has work carried out under special urgency, they may be a legally assisted person for the purposes of Section 17 of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986.  This means they may be liable to pay a contribution for work carried out as a matter of special urgency, whether we grant civil legal aid or not.  Your client must continue to provide financial information to establish a proper contribution even where civil legal aid is refused.

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