22 June 2022
You should use this number for the helpline instead of the current mobile number.
Please note that from 31 July, the mobile phone number will be withdrawn from service.
This follows an update of our telephone communications in Criminal Applications.
This change will help ensure that this out of hours service can be maintained at the following times:
Any requests for these approvals during office hours should be made to the Criminal Applications Department on 0131 560 2139.
Any requests after 10pm can be made to the Solicitor Contact Line on 0131 240 2696.
We have updated our solicitor Contact us page to show the change.
The service can be used for any A&A increase requests for police station visits, or for seeking approval for travel to/from a police station which will exceed two hours.
Head of Criminal Legal Assistance