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Judicial expenses claims can now be made online
10 May 2022
Online claims can now be made when you are accepting judicial expenses. From 1 June 2022, paper synopsis will no longer be accepted. See our guidance.
Research with recipients of civil legal assistance
26 January 2022
Independent research commissioned with people who have had civil legal aid or civil advice and assistance to explore satisfaction and improve experience.
Upcoming research with people who contacted the Civil Legal Assistance Office
21 October 2021
Independent research commissioned with clients of the Civil Legal Assistance Office (CLAO) and people who contacted CLAO with a civil legal problem.
Determination provides cover for representation before the First-tier Tribunal (Asylum Support)
15 September 2021
We have updated our legal aid guidance with information on the determination issued in terms of section 4(2)(c) of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986
Urgent update requests only due to high Civil application volumes
29 July 2021
To allow us to prioritise application processing please only request an update if the matter is urgent and cannot be resolved through special urgency cover
Peer reviewers wanted for Civil Quality Assurance Scheme
13 July 2021
Solicitors with wide experience in civil law and civil legal assistance are invited to join the Civil Quality Assurance Scheme's panel of Peer Reviewers
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