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New legislation needed to ensure legal aid is a modern, responsive and targeted service

25 October 2023

Our Annual Report and Accounts 2022-23, including performance & accountability reports, financial statements, key statistics & fees paid to legal profession.


Equality Outcomes Plan for 2023-26

11 July 2023

Our new Equality Outcomes Plan for 2023-26 sets out our equality priorities for the next three years to help people access the legal support they need.


Corporate Plan 2023-26 published with objectives aimed at supporting publicly funded legal assistance to help make Scotland fairer

6 July 2023

Our new Corporate Plan continues to focus on making legal assistance available to those eligible and advising ministers on a reformed system of legal aid.


Two new Board members appointed by Minister

26 April 2023

Siobhian Brown MSP, Minister for Victims and Community Safety, has announced the appointment of Gavin Stevenson and Judith Robertson as new Board members

All solicitor updates

Easter and spring bank holidays: Solicitor payment arrangements and office closures

23 March 2023

Details of payment dates and SLAB office closures for Easter on 7 and 10 April, May Day public holiday on 1 May and Coronation on 8 May.


Customer Service Policy and Unacceptable Behaviour Policy

1 February 2023

Our Customer Service Policy and Unacceptable Behaviour Policy increase transparency of our performance and offer staff guidance for unreasonable behaviour


Recruitment process underway for two non-legal Board members

12 January 2023

Applications are invited for two non-legal member roles on our Board, with expertise in audit, accountancy and strategic policy development required


Are you struggling to make payment to us? Call and see if we can help

20 December 2022

How to get in touch with us if you're having difficulties paying. It's always better to talk to us so we can try and help


Response to unusual work consultation published

20 December 2022

We have published our response to the consultation, outlining respondents’ views and confirming the change in policy we will be making.


Signs of recovery as applications, grants and payments rise – but legal aid reform needed for a sustainable future

14 December 2022

The publication today of our 2021-22 annual report shows the total cost to the taxpayer of providing legal assistance was £118.2m, up 19% on the previous year.