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Review leads to improved and accessible letters for civil applicants and opponents

18 March 2021

The phased introduction of letters with improved accessibility features will start being sent to applicants and opponents from 22 March.


Applicant access to digital Form 2 being piloted

14 January 2021

Information on our pilot stage as we create a secure, digital Form 2 for applicants to use for Civil Financial Assessment.


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

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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


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.