The documentation we require in support of an application for legal aid will depend on whether leave to appeal has to be obtained.
Where leave to appeal is required, there is no need to send us any information or documentation relating to the merits of the appeal.
In an appeal by the client (other than under section 106(1) or section 175(2) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995), we must be satisfied that it is in the interests of justice to make legal aid available.
In order to allow us to consider whether it is in the interests of justice to provide a grant to appeal, please provide details of:
Where regulation 15 of the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) Regulations 1996 cover has been made available for an Opinion from counsel on the prospects of the appeal, you should include this with your application.