We may stop legal aid under regulation 32 of the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Regulations 2002 where, after allowing an opportunity for them to submit representations, we are satisfied your client has:
In any of these circumstances, and whether or not legal aid is terminated, we have the right to recover its whole outlay from your client. In addition, they are deemed never to have been an assisted person. The consequences of this are:
Anyone who seeks or receives legal aid is guilty of an offence if they [section 35 of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986]:
Our Assisted Person’s Investigations team will report direct to the procurator fiscal cases where it appears that there has been a contravention of section 35 of the 1986 Act.