Information leaflets and BSL videos

Downloadable information about legal aid

The following leaflets are available:

Access to Information (PDF 154 KB)

Your rights to information under data protection legislation and the Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002.

Civil Legal Aid – Information for Applicants (PDF 409 KB)

Explaining civil legal aid and advice and assistance.

Children’s Legal Assistance – Information for Children (PDF 2 MB)

By children we mean anyone under 16, or someone who is 16 or 17 and the children’s hearing has placed them on a compulsory supervision order.

Children’s Legal Assistance – Information for Adults and Young People (PDF 2 MB)

Information on Children’s legal assistance, and types of that may be available to you, in children’s hearings and related court cases.

Civil Legal Aid – Information for Opponents (PDF 503 KB)

Someone involved in a civil court case may apply for legal aid. If you are also involved in the case, this could affect you. If your opponent has applied for legal aid, you can tell us of any concerns you have or give us relevant information. This is called “making representations”.

BSL Videos: Civil legal aid – Information for Applicants

Video information for applicants, which feature audio description, subtitles and BSL, are embedded below.

 

Alternatively, you can watch our BSL videos on civil legal assistance on Vimeo.

BSL Videos: Civil legal aid – Information for Opponents

Video information for opponents, which feature audio description, subtitles and BSL, are embedded below.

 

Alternatively, you can watch our BSL videos for opponents on Vimeo.

BSL Videos: Children's Legal Assistance

Video information for children’s legal assistance, which feature audio description, subtitles and BSL, are embedded below.

 

Alternatively, you can watch our BSL videos on children’s legal assistance on Vimeo.