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Criminal

New streamlined policy on criminal Interests of Justice test is live

23 March 2021

Updated guidance now available for new simplified approach to the assessment of the IoJ test for summary criminal legal assistance and ABWOR

Legal Aid Online

Updated: Legal Aid Online is back online

22 March 2021

We have reverted to previous online system until issues resolved by third party supplier

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The Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2021, to increase fees by 5%

18 March 2021

Regulations to increase solicitor and advocate fees for legal aid and advice and assistance by 5% come into force on 22 March 2021

Criminal

New streamlined policy on criminal Interests of Justice test to go live

18 March 2021

A simplified approach to the assessment of the IoJ test for summary criminal legal assistance and ABWOR will go live on Monday 22 March 2021

Civil

Review leads to improved and accessible letters for civil applicants and opponents

18 March 2021

The phased introduction of letters with improved accessibility features will start being sent to applicants and opponents from 22 March.

General

Two new Board members appointed by Minister

16 March 2021

Ash Denham MSP, Minister for Community Safety, has announced the appointment of Gerry Bann and Brigid Whoriskey as new members of the Board.

Grant funding

Advice projects will test new ways of providing debt help

16 March 2021

Details of the Debt Advice Journey Programme funding for 20 projects aimed at improving access to free debt advice.

Criminal

New regulations extend automatic eligibility and improved payment arrangements for police station work to terrorism matters

17 February 2021

See summary of the regulation changes to apply the CJSA arrangements to the 2019 Act and other terrorism matters.

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Scottish Government launches legal aid resilience fund

10 February 2021

Applications are now invited for Scottish Government's coronavirus (COVID-19) resilience fund for legal aid firms and law centres, worth up to £9 million.

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Regulations amended to add Windrush Compensation and Scottish Child Payments to assessment disregard list

5 February 2021

Regulations amended to add payments to the list which can be disregarded from the assessment of an applicant's disposable income or capital