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General

Equality Outcomes Plan for 2023-26

11 July 2023

Our new Equality Outcomes Plan for 2023-26 sets out our equality priorities for the next three years to help people access the legal support they need.

General

Corporate Plan 2023-26 published with objectives aimed at supporting publicly funded legal assistance to help make Scotland fairer

6 July 2023

Our new Corporate Plan continues to focus on making legal assistance available to those eligible and advising ministers on a reformed system of legal aid.

Civil

Change to be introduced in civil legal aid financial assessment on 17 July following consultation

29 June 2023

We are making a change to our civil legal aid financial assessment process in relation to aggregating the resources of a partner or spouse

Civil

Policies and decision-makers’ guidance (DMG) published for clawback in Civil Legal Aid

22 June 2023

The polices and guidance on our GALA website are intended primarily for our decision-makers

Children's

Qualitative research with Children’s legal assistance solicitors

18 May 2023

Qualitative research with solicitors who provide Children’s legal assistance will take place June 2023 to further explore experiences Hearings system.

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.

All solicitor updates

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

All solicitor updates

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

All solicitor updates

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.