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All solicitor updates

Payment dates over August Bank Holiday

21 August 2019

Information on how the Bank Holiday on 26 August will affect BACS payments to the profession.

All solicitor updates

Changes to how we report our performance

14 August 2019

Find out how we have changed the way we report on our performance.

Children's

Change to Children’s ABWOR assessment procedure

4 July 2019

With effect from Monday 8 July we will no longer apply a hold to a request for ABWOR. 

Children's

New format Children’s duty plans for 2019-20 published

4 July 2019

Instead of weekly slots being allocated to individual firms we have now listed alphabetically the firms that have selected each geographical area. 

General

SLAB welcomes launch of public consultation on legal aid

27 June 2019

The Scottish Government have launched its public consultation on legal aid.

General

contactSCOTLAND BSL service extended

13 June 2019

The service, which is funded by the Scottish Government, is now available 24 hours a day throughout the year.

Legal Aid Online

Block move/transfer cases option added to Legal Aid Online

18 April 2019

This update contains information about a new ‘Block solicitor transfer/firm moves’ option that will go live on Wednesday 24 April.

Legal Aid Online

Option to refer account to Edinburgh/local agent added to Legal Aid Online

16 April 2019

An Edinburgh/local agent function will be available in Court of Session cases if you provided the Edinburgh agent details in the CIV/SOL application and these h

Legal Aid Online

New restricted access option on LAOL for law accountants

11 April 2019

We have now developed a third party access solution allowing you to restrict access for law accountants to specified cases only.

All solicitor updates

The Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019, to increase fees by 3%

9 April 2019

The increase was announced by the Minister for Community Safety, Ash Denham, as part of the Scottish Government’s wider response to Martyn Evans’s independent r