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All solicitor updates

Update on the legal aid fees for COP26 Cases & Non-COP26 cases at weekend courts

22 October 2021

Scottish Government agreed fees for nominated and duty solicitors providing advice and representation of COP26 related offences or non COP26 weekend courts.

All solicitor updates

Update: Change to Police Scotland Custody Reference Numbers

20 October 2021

Claiming fees for Police Station advice with Police Scotland National Custody System Unique Reference Number now a 7 digit number instead of 6 digit number.

General

Upcoming research with recipients of criminal legal assistance

28 September 2021

Independent research commissioned with a sample of people who received criminal legal assistance in the past 16 months.

Criminal

Scottish Government launches Legal Aid Support for Business and Recovery Fund

5 August 2021

The LASBRF opened for applications from solicitors on 4 August with a deadline for applications of midnight on 18 August.

Criminal

Criminal ABWOR fixed fee cases where a Criminal Justice Social Work report is being considered

13 July 2021

We have updated Legal Aid Online with an easier way of requesting an increase in limit for Criminal ABWOR fixed fee cases when submitting the ABWOR application.

Criminal

Workaround to resolve issue with agents-to-prison video software for Apple devices

2 June 2021

We have been notified of an issue with Apple devices using the latest version of the Polycom app for agents-to-prison video consultations.

Criminal

Criminal ABWOR fixed fee cases where a Criminal Justice Social Work report is being considered

4 May 2021

We have updated our guidance on requesting an increase in the limit for Criminal ABWOR fixed fee cases at the time of submitting the ABWOR application.

Criminal

New streamlined policy on criminal Interests of Justice test is live

23 March 2021

Updated guidance now available for new simplified approach to the assessment of the IoJ test for summary criminal legal assistance and ABWOR

Criminal

New streamlined policy on criminal Interests of Justice test to go live

18 March 2021

A simplified approach to the assessment of the IoJ test for summary criminal legal assistance and ABWOR will go live on Monday 22 March 2021

Criminal

New regulations extend automatic eligibility and improved payment arrangements for police station work to terrorism matters

17 February 2021

See summary of the regulation changes to apply the CJSA arrangements to the 2019 Act and other terrorism matters.