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Civil

Duty to report whether or not submitting a claim on the Fund

9 May 2023

It is a reporting requirement that you let us know whether you intend to submit an account, or submit a nil claim for a client.

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Interpreters’ invoices – information required when submitting claims for payment

4 May 2023

Guidance for solicitors and interpreters on how to prepare and vouch invoices for services provided when submitting for payment

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Guidance for using the online accounts system following the introduction of summary and solemn fee reforms

26 April 2023

Information and screenshots to assist with the various system changes on 29 April 2023 to Legal Aid Online as a result of the reforms.

General

Two new Board members appointed by Minister

26 April 2023

Siobhian Brown MSP, Minister for Victims and Community Safety, has announced the appointment of Gavin Stevenson and Judith Robertson as new Board members

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LAOL downtime scheduled: Friday 28 April, 5:30pm

24 April 2023

Access to Legal Aid Online (LAOL) will be unavailable from 5:30pm on Friday 28 April until 7am on Saturday 29 April to allow for deployment and upgrades.

Civil

Notifying us when lodging expenses for a client

21 April 2023

This update is to make you aware of our guidance on lodging expenses in favour of an assisted person.

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Regulations to increase solicitor’s legal assistance fees and introduce revised payment arrangements for summary and solemn criminal legal aid come into force on 29 April 2023

19 April 2023

This update gives details on the fee increases and changes in payment arrangements as a result of the new regulations

Criminal

Drafting solemn accounts prior to 29 April fee reform changes

12 April 2023

This update explains the transitional arrangements included in the 29 April changes affecting solemn accounts - and advises on halting drafting online accounts

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Keycards for 2023-24 published including new Criminal summary

11 April 2023

The 2023-24 Keycards effective from Monday 10 April 2023 are online for quick reference information across all aid types.

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Guidance and category codes for new sexual harm/risk orders

23 March 2023

This update explains changes as a result of sections 10 to 40 of the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016 coming into effect on 31 March 2023