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Consultation launched about civil legal aid financial eligibility assessment

1 December 2021

We are seeking the views of the profession and others in a consultation launched today about how we assess financial eligibility

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Redress for survivors’ regulations come into force 26 November

22 November 2021

We will be updating the keycards and relevant legal aid guidance on our website to reflect the amended regulations

Children's

Children’s team preparing for changes to age of criminal responsibility

22 November 2021

Legal assistance will be available from 17 December to defend three orders relating to the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019

Vacancies

Vacancy: Secretarial administrator (Glasgow)

19 November 2021

We are looking for a Secretarial Administrator to join the Business Support team on a permanent basis in our Glasgow Public Defence Solicitors' Office (PDSO)

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Updated phone details for contacting SLAB teams

8 November 2021

Updated telephone numbers on our Contact Us page to help solicitors call directly to the relevant team

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Deadline for responses to legal aid accounts assessment consultation extended to 10 December

4 November 2021

We were asked to extend our consultation about assessing accounts submitted by solicitors and advocates to allow some stakeholders to give it full consideration

Criminal

Legal aid payments for cases during COP26

28 October 2021

This update provides details of payment arrangements for nominated solicitors for COP26 related and non COP26 related offences

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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.

General

Upcoming research with people who contacted the Civil Legal Assistance Office

21 October 2021

Independent research commissioned with clients of the Civil Legal Assistance Office (CLAO) and people who contacted CLAO with a civil legal problem.

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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.