New additional fee available at Easter holiday courts

Easter custody courts are due to be held on Saturday 16 April 2022 in the following locations:

  • Glasgow & Strathkelvin – Glasgow Sheriff Court
  • Grampian, Highlands & Islands – Aberdeen & Inverness Sheriff Courts
  • Lothian & Borders – Edinburgh & Livingston Sheriff Courts
  • Tayside, Central & Fife – Falkirk, Kirkcaldy & Dundee Sheriff Courts
  • North Strathclyde – Paisley Sheriff Court
  • South Strathclyde, Dumfries & Galloway – Airdrie & Ayr Sheriff Courts.

Additional £80 fee for solicitors representing an accused person appearing from custody when doing so on a court holiday

The Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2022, which came into force on 1 April 2022 also introduced an additional fee of £80 to solicitors representing an accused person appearing from custody when doing so on a day which has been designated a court holiday.

These fees can be claimed for cases at the Easter Holiday custody courts on Saturday 16 April 2022.

See our 24 March update for full details on when the additional £80 fee is available to solicitors representing an accused person appearing from custody when doing so on a day which has been designated a court holiday.

The full regulations are available on legislation.gov.uk.

Claiming the additional holiday court fee on Legal Aid Online

A generic fee has been created for the appropriate fee tables – below is an example of how the fee looks on selection of it from the drop down of fees available.

Please note the advisory text within the work item explaining the criteria that needs to be met.

Further information can be entered if necessary, within the further details box.

More information

Kingsley Thomas
Head of Criminal Legal Assistance

E: thomaski@slab.org.uk.

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