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Resumption of Criminal and Children’s Quality Assurance scheme peer reviews

30 March 2022

We are resuming Criminal and Children’s Quality Assurance peer reviews, put on hold in March 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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UPDATED: Regulations to increase solicitor and advocate legal assistance fees by 5% come into force on 1 April 2022

24 March 2022

Regulations to increase solicitor and advocate fees for legal aid and advice and assistance by 5% come into force on 1 April 2022

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Disability Assistance Regulations coming into force

21 March 2022

Disability Assistance for Working Age People Regulations 21 March 2022; Adult Disability Payments (ADP) disregarded in disposable income assessment.

Legal Aid Online

LAOL downtime scheduled for evening of Friday 25 March

15 March 2022

Access to Legal Aid Online (LAOL) will be unavailable so we can install the latest system updates between 5.30pm and 11pm on Friday 25 March 2022.

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Photocopying service reinstated

8 March 2022

Photocopying service for detailed accounts over 10,000 sheets now back in operation with immediate effect.

Legal Aid Online

LAOL downtime scheduled for Saturday 12 March

4 March 2022

Access to Legal Aid Online (LAOL) will be down for essential maintenance and unavailable between 8am and midday on Saturday 12 March 2022.

Vacancies

Solicitor and non-solicitor vacancies on the Civil Legal Aid Quality Assurance Sub-Committee

18 February 2022

The Law Society of Scotland are currently recruiting solicitors and non-solicitors to become members of their Civil Legal Aid Quality Assurance Sub-Committee.

General

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

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.

General

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.