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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
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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.
Covid-19: Fillable digital Form 2 available for civil applications during pandemic
8 April 2020
We have provided a fillable fields version of the civil financial Form 2 that can be emailed to clients to help during the Covid-19 crisis.
New process for submitting a civil claim for interim payment of fees in paper format
27 January 2020
Find out how to submit a paper claim for interim payment of fees from Thursday 30 January.
Stage reports no longer required in all situations
19 December 2019
Learn about the changes to civil stage reporting and when you need to make an unprompted report.
Survey of solicitors providing civil legal aid
18 October 2019
The survey will explore topics such as supply and demand, future developments and challenges to provision and communications and technology.