We may stop legal aid under regulation 32 where, after allowing an opportunity for them to submit representations, we are satisfied that the applicant or assisted person has
In any of these circumstances, and whether or not legal aid is terminated, we have the right to recover its whole outlay from the assisted person concerned. In addition, the assisted person is deemed for the purposes of sections 18 and 19 of the 1986 Act never to have been an assisted person. The consequences of this are that
By virtue of section 35 of the 1986 Act, anyone who seeks or receives legal aid, and
is guilty of an offence. Our Investigations Unit will report direct to the procurator fiscal cases where it appears that there has been a contravention of section 35.