Under Regulation 33 of the Children’s Legal Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 2013, we may stop legal aid where, after allowing an opportunity for your client to submit representations, we are satisfied that your client has:
In any of these circumstances, and whether or not legal aid is terminated, we have the right to recover the whole sums paid from the Fund from your client.
In addition, your client:
In terms of Section 35 of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986, your client is guilty of an offence if they seek legal aid and:
Our Investigations Unit will report direct to the procurator fiscal cases where it appears that there has been a contravention of section 35 of the 1986 Act.