Termination of legal aid on change of circumstances

We may terminate a grant of legal aid under regulation 30 of the Children’s Legal Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 2013 in the following circumstances:

  • Where, after an amended determination or redetermination, it is clear your client was not financially eligible for legal aid
  • Where the appropriate statutory merits test for receiving legal aid are no longer considered to be met

Termination in these circumstances does not affect your client’s status during the period while the grant of legal aid was in force and does not entitle us to recover our outlays.

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