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Response to unusual work consultation published

20 December 2022

We have published our response to the consultation, outlining respondents’ views and confirming the change in policy we will be making.

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Signs of recovery as applications, grants and payments rise – but legal aid reform needed for a sustainable future

14 December 2022

The publication today of our 2021-22 annual report shows the total cost to the taxpayer of providing legal assistance was £118.2m, up 19% on the previous year.

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Research finds no evidence access to legal aid was significantly worse in early 2022 compared to pre-pandemic

13 December 2022

Results published from small scale review of the availability and accessibility of legal aid solicitors during Covid-19.

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Reminder on our current requirement for signatures on Declaration Forms

12 December 2022

An update to confirm the current position with regard to signatures on declarations that has been in place since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

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Festive period office opening times and solicitor payment arrangements

12 December 2022

Details of office opening times and payment dates over festive period.

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Publication of taxations

9 December 2022

We have published a listing on our website of all the taxations and court decisions that we hold.

Legal Aid Online

Legal Aid Online: Monday 28 November update

28 November 2022

Following upgrade work to Legal Aid Online (LAOL), we have listed the below fixes that were deployed and ongoing issues to be resolved.

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St Andrew’s Day closure and festive period payment arrangements

26 November 2022

Our offices are closed Monday 5 December for St Andrew’s Day in line with Scottish Courts, with details of payment dates and opening times over festive period.

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LAOL downtime scheduled: Monday 28 September, 9pm – midnight

25 November 2022

Access to Legal Aid Online (LAOL) will be unavailable 9pm-midnight on Monday 28 September to allow for deployment and upgrades.

General

PDSO Dundee has moved to a new office

21 November 2022

Our PDSO team in Dundee has moved to new premises at 1 Court House Square, Dundee, DD1 1NT