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Chair and five board members re-appointed by Minister

15 February 2022

Ash Regan MSP has approved the re-appointment of Ray Macfarlane, Sheriff John Morris QC, Brian Baverstock, Stephen Humphreys, Raymond McMenamin, Lesley Ward


Vacancies: Trainee Defence Solicitors (PDSO)

11 February 2022

We are recruiting two Trainee Solicitors for the Public Defence Solicitors’ Office (PDSO), Glasgow and Dundee, fixed-term for two years on a full-time basis.


Research with recipients of civil legal assistance

26 January 2022

Independent research commissioned with people who have had civil legal aid or civil advice and assistance to explore satisfaction and improve experience.

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Deadline for responses to legal aid financial eligibility assessment consultation extended to 11 February 2022

24 January 2022

Deadline for financial eligibility assessment consultation extended to 5pm on 11 February 2022 to allow stakeholders to give full consideration.

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LAOL downtime scheduled for Saturday 29 January

20 January 2022

Access to Legal Aid Online (LAOL) will be down for essential maintenance and unavailable between 8am and midday on Saturday 29 January 2022.

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Contacting us – switchboard and updated phone numbers

12 January 2022

Our switchboard is now fully operational again to help solicitors connect to our operational teams as well as updated telephone numbers on our Contact Us page.


Vacancy: Director of Operations

10 January 2022

We are seeking a Director of Operations with a focus on excellence in public service delivery to join our Executive Team to motivate our strategic objectives.

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Reminder about Covid-19 measures in place to assist profession

22 December 2021

A reminder of the updated measures we put in place in response to the Covid-19 situation to help minimise risk and safety concerns for legal aid solicitors

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Praise for legal profession as Covid-19 court closures cause sharp fall in payments

17 December 2021

The publication today of our annual report for 2020-21 shows an unprecedented fall in legal aid payments.

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Festive office opening times and payment dates

16 December 2021

Please note our office opening hours, contact information and solicitor payment dates over the Christmas and New Year period