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Solicitor Terence David Ruddy excluded from providing legal aid for three years

13 May 2024

The Section 31 Committee of the Scottish Legal Aid Board has ordered that Terence David Ruddy be excluded from the provision of legal aid.


VACANCIES: Part-time peer reviewers needed for Children’s Quality Assurance Scheme

8 May 2024

We are recruiting solicitors to join our panel of peer reviewers.

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May Day public holiday: Solicitor payment arrangements and office closures

2 May 2024

Details of payment dates and SLAB office closures for May Day public holiday on 6 May.


New Regulations: extending children’s duty scheme to cover movement restriction condition hearings; amending counsel’s fees for accommodation and subsistence and introducing fee for written submissions in criminal first instance proceedings

25 April 2024

Update on changes from the Legal Aid (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2024 (, which come into force on 30 April 2024


Minister appoints Chair and three board members and two members re-appointed

24 April 2024

The Minister for Victims and Community Safety has announced the appointment of Dr William Moyes as the new Chair of the Scottish Legal Aid Board

Legal Aid Online

LAOL downtime scheduled: Tuesday 30 April, 5.30pm-7pm

22 April 2024

Access to Legal Aid Online (LAOL) will be unavailable from 5.30pm to 7pm on Tuesday 30 April for deployment and upgrades.


Vacancies – Senior Criminal Defence Solicitors

15 April 2024

We're looking for two Senior Criminal Defence Solicitors for full time, fixed term 18 month contracts, located at any of our eight offices.

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Solicitor Nicola Loughran excluded from providing legal aid

8 April 2024

SLAB's Section 31 Committee has ordered that Nicola Loughran, of Loughran and Co Solicitors, Glasgow, be excluded from the provision of legal aid

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Updates to Keycards for 2024-25

4 April 2024

Details of updates to legal aid keycards with Dependants’ disposable income allowances increased, effective from Monday 8 April 2024.


Changes to allowances for the Civil financial eligibility test

21 March 2024

Information on changes when assessing eligibility for civil legal aid - effective for applications received or with a computation start date on or after 8 April