These regulations amend the relevant Advice and Assistance, Civil and Children’s Regulations by adding:
to the list of payments which can be disregarded from the assessment of an applicant’s disposable income or capital in all types of legal assistance.
Regulation 4 amends the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) (Consolidation and Amendment) Regulations 1996 by providing that:
Regulation 8 amends the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Regulations 2002 by providing that:
Regulation 16 amends the Children’s Legal Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 2013 by providing that:
In addition, we will also disregard these payments where we assess financial eligibility for Summary, Solemn and Criminal Appeals legal aid using the undue hardship test.
Civil Legal aid: Cindy Morrice, Manager of Civil Finance E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Legal Aid: Wendy Dalgleish, Head of Civil and Children’s Legal Services E: DalgleishWe@slab.org.uk
Criminal Legal Aid: Kingsley Thomas, Head of Criminal Legal Assistance E: email@example.com