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Civil legal aid research published
2 November 2020
See published research on rural issues literature review and our 2019 survey of civil solicitors.
Covid-19: Civil Legal Aid payments
7 October 2020
Update on who to contact if clients have change in their financial circumstances or difficulty in making their payments
All solicitor updates
ABWOR can now be made available to appeal refusal of historical sexual offence disregards
25 September 2020
Find out about prior approval and eligibility to appeal refusal of historical sexual offence disregards
Covid-19: Provision now available to submit interim claims under advice and assistance where there is a prospect of property being recovered or preserved
4 August 2020
Guidance on submitting interim payment claims in A&A in cases during Covid-19 where there is a prospect of property being recovered or preserved
Covid-19: New streamlined procedures for submitting interim accounts for Solemn Criminal & Children’s proceedings
30 June 2020
System changes have been made and, with effect from 1 July 2020, you will no longer require to upload any account in support of your interim fee claim.
Selecting the correct Category Code in cases seeking orders under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000
8 June 2020
Improved guidance to help minimise delays when selecting category codes (AISA or AISAW) in Adults with Incapacity cases
All solicitor updates
Covid-19 Equalities Statement
22 May 2020
We would like your feedback if you have been affected by or can otherwise identify any equalities impacts of the changes we have made due to Covid-19.
Covid-19: Help us minimise disruption to property recovery/preservation payments when submitting a Civil paper account
30 April 2020
Guidance on information to send us with paper accounts in Civil cases involving property recovered or preserved to minimise any disruption to payments.
Covid-19: Civil issues identified during current crisis arrangements
29 April 2020
Highlights a number of issues that will help ensure your applications for legal aid are processed without delay.
Success Fee Agreements and legal aid
24 April 2020
An overview of important points arising from a legal aid perspective in relation to the new provisions on Success Fee Agreements effective from 27 April 2020.