Civil ABWOR accounts: what is ABWOR and who may provide it?

ABWOR is simply a type of advice and assistance, where representation can be provided.

ABWOR is only available in circumstances where:

  • There are “proceedings”.
  • These proceedings are listed in the ABWOR regulations.

The guidance on civil advice and assistance accounts applies equally to ABWOR cases.

Only the following can provide ABWOR [Section 6 of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986]:

  • You, as a qualified solicitor.
  • Counsel, where appropriate.

An unqualified person, including a first year trainee, cannot charge for attendance at a hearing or for any preparation in connection with a hearing.


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