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New prior approval applications policies and guidance published

17 November 2022

We have published the next block of policies, decision-makers’ guidance and new or revised legal aid guidance on Civil, Children’s and Criminal applications


New regulations allow earlier payment of the inclusive sheriff court summary fixed fee of £550.76

1 November 2022

The Advice and Assistance (Summary Criminal Proceedings) (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 are effective from 4 November 2022


Survey of solicitors providing children’s legal aid

27 October 2022

We are undertaking a survey of solicitors providing children’s legal aid to explore experiences of providing legal aid.


Research finds people largely positive with civil legal assistance services during the pandemic

26 October 2022

Findings from surveys commissioned during 2021-22 of clients of private practice civil legal aid firms and of CLAO clients and contacts

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Legal Aid Online: post-deployment progress and ongoing issues

21 October 2022

We are extremely appreciative of the profession’s willingness to work with us to identify and resolve issues following the recent Legal Aid Online deployment

Legal Aid Online

Legal Aid Online: issues and workarounds

30 September 2022

Guidance on known current issues with the online system and how to address them

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Regulations replace temporary Covid-19 provisions from 1 October 2022

29 September 2022

An update on equivalent permanent provisions introduced by the Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2022

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Streamlined interim payment procedures to be introduced 1 October for solicitors’ fees

27 September 2022

Details of permanent provisions to be introduced to streamline payment procedures for interim fees in respect of work done.

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Civil Advice and Assistance – applications on behalf of others

26 September 2022

Clarification on the legislation, which requires the person in receipt of advice and assistance to be the client for whom the work is being carried out.

Legal Aid Online

Changes to Legal Aid Online from 1 October 2022

22 September 2022

This update explains significant changes being made to our online system to create increased consistency and make LAOL easier to use