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All solicitor updates
Easter and May Day opening hours and solicitor payment arrangements
26 March 2021
View information about the payment dates over the Easter and May Day public holidays 2021 and opening hours.
Two new Board members appointed by Minister
16 March 2021
Ash Denham MSP, Minister for Community Safety, has announced the appointment of Gerry Bann and Brigid Whoriskey as new members of the Board.
Our festive opening hours
21 December 2020
Our office opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period.
Corporate Plan 2020-23
18 December 2020
We have published our new three year Corporate Plan today. It sets out our vision, mission, corporate values and principles, and strategic objectives.
Annual report highlights important public function played by legal aid
27 November 2020
See our Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20, including performance & accountability reports, financial statements, key stats & fees paid to the legal profession
St Andrew’s Day and festive period payment arrangements
13 November 2020
View information about the payment dates over the St Andrew's Day and festive public holidays 2020.
Consultation launched about application of the Interests of Justice test in summary criminal sheriff court proceedings
1 October 2020
Details on our consultation about how we apply the Interests of Justice test in summary criminal proceedings in the sheriff court and how to submit your views
Issue with telephone system
19 June 2020
We have been notified of a major outage to the Vodafone network which affected our phone system.
Solicitor account payments may be delayed due to system issues
11 June 2020
A technical problem has meant that some solicitor payments may not be received into bank accounts until Monday 15 June.
Covid-19: Help for people making payments to the Legal Aid Fund
8 April 2020
Steps we've put in place to help people with payments to make and what you can do if you're having problems due to the Covid-19 crisis.