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General

Offices closed Monday 2 December 2019

28 November 2019

Our offices will be closed on Monday 2 December 2019 for a public holiday.

Criminal

Legal aid arrangements for the Sheriff Court summary criminal case management pilots in Dundee, Hamilton and Paisley

26 November 2019

Find out why SCTS are running the pilots and the specific legal aid arrangements for cases going through these areas.

SNSIAP

Section 2 of the Scottish National Standards for Information and Advice Providers updated

25 November 2019

View the updated version of section 2 relating to competences for advisers.

General

St Andrew’s Day and festive period payment arrangements

25 November 2019

View information about the payment dates over the St Andrew's Day and festive public holidays.

Criminal

Legal aid arrangements for the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2019

7 November 2019

We are taking this opportunity to confirm how current legal aid provision covers these new arrangements.

General

Non-solicitor vacancy on the Civil Legal Aid Quality Assurance Committee

30 October 2019

The Law Society of Scotland are currently recruiting a non-solicitor to become a member of their Civil Legal Aid Quality Assurance Committee.

Criminal

VACANCY: Criminal Defence Solicitor, PDSO Edinburgh

29 October 2019

Find out how you can join PDSO Edinburgh as a Criminal Defence Solicitor.

Civil

Survey of solicitors providing civil legal aid

18 October 2019

The survey will explore topics such as supply and demand, future developments and challenges to provision and communications and technology.

General

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.

Children's

Your help needed tackling delays to start of children’s hearings

9 October 2019

Find out about some of the steps that have been taken to improve the running of Children's Hearings and how you can help.

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