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Short term disruption on calls to direct dial numbers on Tuesday 29 October
10 October 2019
Find out how to reach your desired team or member of staff during the limited disruption to our telephone service on Tuesday 29 October.
SLAB publishes response to consultation on Legal Aid reform
2 October 2019
News release on SLAB's response to Government’s legal aid consultation that focuses on possibilities for reshaping legal as a public service
Annual Report highlights importance of work to reform legal aid in Scotland
27 September 2019
See our Annual Report for 2018-2019, plus key statistics and legal assistance paid to firms, advocates and solicitor advocates
Redesigned SLAB website
22 August 2019
New website has gone live - more accessible, mobile-friendly and easier to navigate.
SLAB welcomes launch of public consultation on legal aid
27 June 2019
The Scottish Government have launched its public consultation on legal aid.
contactSCOTLAND BSL service extended
13 June 2019
The service, which is funded by the Scottish Government, is now available 24 hours a day throughout the year.
Updated CRIM/COURTAPP form to allow for extended domestic abuse categories
2 April 2019
The new Domestic Abuse Act 2018, which came into force on 1 April 2019, has also extended the list of categories where the court can appoint a solicitor to act
Chair and three board members re-appointed by Minister
1 April 2019
Ash Denham MSP, the Minister for Community Safety, has approved the re-appointment to the board of the Chair, Ray Macfarlane, and three members, Tim McKay, Mari
SLAB welcomes new legal aid advisory panel
8 March 2019
The Scottish Legal Aid Board's Chief Executive Colin Lancaster and board member Raymond McMenamin have been appointed to the Scottish Government's legal aid...
Legal aid applicant fined after pleading guilty to fraud
14 February 2019
David Delargy pled guilty to legal aid fraud and was fined £330 in Edinburgh Sheriff Court last week.